Test Taking Strategies

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Strategies for Taking
Standardized Tests
BENCHMARK
• The dates for the Benchmark this
year are April 12th-16th. Mark your
calendars.
• The 5th grade will test MondayFriday (12th-16th).
• The 6th grade will test MondayThursday 12th-15th).
BENCHMARK
• The dates for the Benchmark this
year are April 12th-16th. Mark your
calendars.
• The 5th grade will test MondayFriday (12th-16th).
• The 6th grade will test MondayThursday 12th-15th).
BENCHMARK
5th Grade
Monday April 12th
2 hrs 15 mins
4 Reading m/c and o/r; 1 Writing m/c
Tuesday, April 13th
1 hr 45 mins
2 Math m/c and o/r; 1 Writing o/r
Wednesday, April 14th
2 hrs
2 Math m/c and o/r; 1 Writing o/r
Thursday, April 15th
2 hrs 15 mins
3 Science m/c and o/r
Friday, April 16th
3 hrs
1 Reading m/c; 1 Writing m/c; 1 Math m/c; 1 Science m/c
BENCHMARK
6th Grade
Monday April 12th
2 hrs 15 mins
4 Reading m/c and o/r; 1 Writing m/c
Tuesday, April 13th
1 hr 45 mins
2 Math m/c and o/r; 1 Writing o/r
Wednesday, April 14th
2 hrs
2 Math m/c and o/r; 1 Writing o/r
Thursday, April 15th
2 hrs 15 mins
1 Reading m/c; 1 Writing m/c; 1 Math m/c;
Friday, April 16th
6th Grade students will not test except for make-ups
‘Twas the Night Before
Testing
• Make sure your child gets a
good night’s sleep.
• He/she needs to go to bed on
time.
•Talk to your child about any concerns
that he/she might have about the test.
The Morning of Testing
• Be sure your child eats a good
breakfast.
• Allow time so you don’t have
to be in a rush.
• Strive for a STRESS FREE
MORNING. Kids who feel good
about themselves will do better
on the test.
The Morning of Testing
• It is very important for your
child to be on time for school
every day during testing week.
• If a student comes in after a
testing session has started,
he/she will have to remain in
the hall until that session is
over.
Make up sessions
• If a student misses a session,
they will do make ups in the
afternoon. Special activities
are planned for students in
the afternoon. Students who
have to do make up sessions
will miss those activities.
Please try to have your in
school every day that week.
Test Taking Strategies
• The next few slides are just
a few test taking strategies
you might want to go over
with your child.
Multiple Choice Questions
• Read the question and all
answer choices before
marking anything.
• Try to answer every question.
Be Slick and Predict!
• Predict what the
answer is
BEFORE you
read the choices.
“I think the
answer is …”
Plug it in, Plug it in!
• Once you have chosen
your answer, plug it in
and make sure that it
makes sense! (this
works really well with
vocabulary questions).
Pace Yourself
• Don’t spend too much time on
any one question. Do your best
and then move on.
• Answer the easiest questions
first.
• If you skip a question, be sure
to mark it so you can go back
to it.
The Process of Elimination
• If you can eliminate two wrong
answers, your chance of
choosing the right answer is
greater.
Skip, Return, Check
• Work until time is up.
• Double check to make sure
you have answered all
questions.
It’s About Time
• Pace yourself.
• Don’t spend too much
time on one problem.
• Don’t spend too much
time rewriting or
obsessing about
neatness.
PARENTS
• You are a key factor in your child’s
success in school and in helping
us during testing week. Thank you
for supporting your child.
We appreciate you!
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