This packet is designed to teach students the genre of standardized tests, teach test-taking strategies that will help students succeed on all tests, create a positive testing environment, and reduce test anxiety.
Please note, this is not a “practice test.” Rather, it is a set of step-by-step instructions that will help students understand and master the art of test-taking.
Designed specifically to be used with Middle Schoolers preparing for ELA Exams, the tips and strategies are also relevant to Science and Social Studies Exams.
This 55-page document includes:
-Student Test Prep Packet, including the following sections:
-Why Are We Doing This, Anyway?
-What are Standardized Tests?
-Why Do You Want to Do Well?
-Three Ways to do Your Best
-Tips for Taking a Standardized Test
-First Things First
-Where to Find the Answers
-Three Types of Questions
-Tips for Multiple Choice Questions
-Don’t Be Confused By Confusing Words
-Process of Elimination
-Break a Bad Habit
-Tips for Extended Response Questions
-R.E.A.D. the Questions Carefully
-Tips for Writing an Essay
-Bring a Water Bottle
-Getting Ready for Test Day
Scaffolded notes, step-by-step instructions, and built-in review differentiate this packet for use with special education students or in inclusive classrooms.
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