It’s that time of year again…. state assessment time! We have all worked hard since August to prepare our students with content knowledge for these tests. We have taught our best lessons, taught them “tricks,” and we’ve prayed. This is a very stressful time for students and they can often be apprehensive when they reach tough questions or are worn down by the long testing times. Over the years I have found that it can be encouraging to provide students with testing goals that they know they can reach such as good behavior goals. Students begin to focus on displaying their best testing behavior and end up trying their best on the test. At the end of each day, students can feel proud of themselves because they know they showed good testing behaviors and did their best on the assessment.
This document provides testing behavior goals that I set for my students each year. It is editable so that you can change the goals to fit the needs of your class or specific students.