You and your students have been doubtlessly working hard all school year to prepare for the material presented in your state exam.
Every state has its own testing schedule—your state may have already completed testing, or it may be still gearing up for the big day.
Whatever the case may be, we've rounded up some helpful testing tips to share with your students for your their next big test.
Even if your school has already taken the test (phew!), keep these pointers in mind when your students' next major exam comes around:
- When studying, it’s important to find a quiet place with good lighting and few distractions. You’ll want to avoid studying on your bed—it’ll be too tempting to take a nap.
- Between study breaks, use these helpful tips to stress less from the Huffington Post, including meditation and listening to relaxing music.
- Prepare your book bag the night before the test. Be sure to pack all testing materials that are required, including pens, pencils, calculator, or whatever else you may need. This will save you time and alleviate some anxiety in the morning.
- Even if you're feeling too nervous to eat, have a light breakfast the morning of your exam. Protein-rich foods like eggs, yogurt, and cottage cheese have been shown to increase mental alertness. Other brain-boosting foods are blueberries, walnuts, and dried fruits.
- On test day, remember: You have the skills to succeed! After working through lessons with your teacher this school year, you’ll have what you need to do well on any kind of test. So relax and show off your skills.
- Pay attention to the directions. Read all the directions in your test book, and listen carefully to any instructions your teacher reads out loud.
- When you answer an open-response item, show all of your work. Write neatly so that your work is easy to follow. Make sure your answer is clearly marked.
And from all of us at Triumph Learning, good luck!