10 Test Taking Tips For Elementary Students
Test Prep Strategies: Student Success & Managing Stress
Tests are important because they help the teacher evaluate a student’s needs and progress, the student gauge his or her own level of mastery, and the parent monitor his or her child’s progress.
Tips to give your child about taking tests:
Relax. Just do the best you can.
Your first choice is usually correct. Don’t change an answer unless you have a good reason to do so.
Be aware of key words such as “all,” “now,” “always,” “never,” “only,” “exactly.”
In multiple-choice questions, don’t skip the longest answer. It should be considered, since test writers want to be sure the correct answer is accurate—they may add lots of details to insure accuracy.
Watch for negative words like “not,” “no,” “never.”
Look for information in some of the questions. This information may help you answer other questions.