Test Taking Tips
Georgia Milestones Testing Dates- April 20th-30th
The best thing you as a parent can do to help your child on standardized tests is to provide positive support in your child’s ability to do well. Remind them how smart they are, how proud of them you are, and how all that is expected of them is to do their very best. Children should know that test scores are important, but aren’t the measure of your love and acceptance of them.
On test days, try to provide a calm, stress-free environment each morning as your child gets ready for school. Get up in plenty of time to avoid morning rushing around and anxiety. Make sure that your child goes to bed at a reasonable hour.
Help teach and reinforce the following test-taking tips and strategies:
Ø Get plenty of rest each night!
Ø Eat a good breakfast!
Ø Have a positive attitude!
Ø Relax…don’t worry!
Ø Try hard…do your best!
Ø Listen carefully and follow directions!
Ø Think before you answer!
Ø Read directions and questions carefully!
Ø Don’t rush…work at medium speed!
Ø Check over your work when finished!
Ø Don’t expect to know every answer!
Transition to Middle School
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