This month's Teaching Tip comes from Prepare & Practice for Standardized Tests: Math Grade 7.
When we teach our students test-taking strategies, we run the risk of inadvertently implying that it is possible to do well on a test by simply strategizing alone. This, of course, is not the case. No test- taking strategy can take the place of simply knowing the material, and it's important that this be stated explicitly to students. Students who understand the material and who are confident usually don't need strategies to help them do well on tests; and if they do, it is only on about 10% of the test items. It is critical that teachers share the most important and foolproof test-taking strategies that exist with their students.
The Secrets to Acing Tests!
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