This allows kids to make a game plan before the test and decide what to tackle first since they may do the STAAR EOC test in any order they choose. The more thought out and prepared they are the calmer they seem to be and the better they do!!!
Our high school breaks for lunch during the test at various staggered times, but you can modify according to your school's particular testing schedule. If your school DOES NOT break for lunch, I encourage you to encourage them to do so or provide them with snacks and water at SOME POINT!!!!
Also superb for retesters to feel in control of their testing...