Standardized tests are one tool in the teaching toolbox. Testing students allows us to get a snapshot of how well they are learning and how well teachers are reaching kids. In high school, these tests give colleges an indication of how well a student learns and retains information.
While these tests are important, they are not a total indication of your child’s abilities. The best way you can prepare your child for a testing day is:
- Make sure they get at least 8 hours of good sleep the night before.
- Make sure they get a good balanced breakfast with protein, fruits and grains.
- Send a water bottle and snack (if your teacher allows).
- Give your child positive thoughts and words of encouragement.