Test Taking Strategies for Elementary Students to Help Cope with Test Anxiety

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Your mission, if you choose to complete it, is to teach test taking strategies for elementary school students to minimize test anxiety and increase student confidence. This download includes a plethora of activities to help you teach students how to cope with test anxiety, various test-taking tips and tricks, test success social story, managing test stress, test anxiety classroom lessons, and so much more!

Guide your students as they embark on Mission: Test Taking success where they will learn valuable test-taking skills, strategies, and habits that lead to success on test day. Students will be beyond excited to complete their mission of learning how to deal with test anxiety while learning valuable test-taking tips along the way. 

Included in this download are all components needed for students to create an action plan on how to successfully complete MISSION: Test-Taking Success.

Here’s what’s in the download:

  • MISSION: Test-Taking Success Social Story (step by step description of what to do on test day that shows students an action plan for success)
  • MISSION: Test-Taking Success Poster Set (each step of the story in poster form, clearly outlines an action plan for the students)
  • MISSION: Test-Taking Success Foldable and/or Cut & Glue Activity (interactive, engaging, hands-on activity for students that teaches an action plan for how to have test day success)
  • “How to Keep a Superhero Mindset” Managing Anxiety Poster Set (teaches calm down strategies students can use on test day if anxiety or stress starts to take over)
  • Managing Test Anxiety Foldable and/or Cut & Glue Activity
  • Self Evaluation Quiz
  • Five Types of Test Questions Poster Set (explanation and tips for different types of test questions such as multiple-choice, true or false, fill in the blank, essay, and matching
  • Motivational Testing Notes for Students, Six Types (drop these cards off to students who need a little motivation or leave a note on each student's desk the morning of a test. Get creative and have fun with these sweet and inspiring notes!)

Your students will love learning valuable test-taking strategies and skills for test anxiety management. Challenge students to complete Mission: Test-Taking Success. 

Save on prep and planning time with this all-inclusive packet that will help you in your quest to teach test-taking strategies to your elementary school students.  Use the included guide to decide which pages to print, prep the listed materials, and start sharing your test anxiety tips with students. 

Counselors & Teachers Like You are Saying:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Michelle S. says, “My students absolutely LOVED this!!  I used it as a way to get them ready for I-Learn.  They were engaged the whole time!!  We have now used them as posters around the school while they are testing!! Get this, you will NOT regret it!!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Amanda M. says, “Great activities to use with my students to help them get ready for their high stakes testing.” 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Jenna L. says, “I love this!! I used this for a small group of students who struggle with severe test anxiety and this whole packet helped ease their nerves and learn ways to cope! Thank you!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Emily M. says, “The activity is very easy to use, and the options make it adaptable to any time frame!”

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