Monthly Archives: March 2009

Standardized Test-Taking Tips & Strategies: Part V – Does Your Student Have Test Anxiety?

Anxiety can be debilitating in a test-taking situation, but it’s important to remember that not all students experience test anxiety. There is a story about a first-year teacher, who entered his room on test day and jokingly said  to his seventh-grade class, “Well, is everybody nervous?” A student raised his hand and replied, “I’m nervous … Continue reading Standardized Test-Taking Tips & Strategies: Part V – Does Your Student Have Test Anxiety? »

Standardized Test-Taking Tips & Strategies: Part IV – Secrets to Acing Tests

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 … Continue reading Standardized Test-Taking Tips & Strategies: Part IV – Secrets to Acing Tests »

Standardized Test-Taking Tips & Strategies: Part III – Taking Standardized Math Tests

While many of the same strategies that students use to navigate other portions of standardized tests apply to math tests, there are a few additional methods with which they should be familiar. Math, after all, is an animal all its own and routinely requires students to solve a plethora of problems by applying a variety … Continue reading Standardized Test-Taking Tips & Strategies: Part III – Taking Standardized Math Tests »

Standardized Test-Taking Tips & Strategies: Part II – Test-Taking Skills

Every student in your class needs good test-taking skills, and almost all of them will need to be taught these skills. Even fluent readers and extremely logical students will fare better on standardized tests if they are taught a few simple skills for taking tests. Test-Taking Skills The ability to follow complicated and sometimes confusing … Continue reading Standardized Test-Taking Tips & Strategies: Part II – Test-Taking Skills »