Iowa Assessments are just around the corner. Below are some valuable tips for parents AND students as they prepare for these assessments.
TEST TIPS FOR PARENTS
PUT THE TEST IN PERSPECTIVE Tell your student that the test is just one of many ways the school evaluates student progress.
REASSURE YOUR STUDENT Pre-test jitters are normal. They get the adrenaline flowing. Everyone gets a little nervous before a test.
TELL YOUR CHILD WHAT TO EXPECT Explain that even though some questions will be difficult and they won’t know all the answers. It’s important not to leave an answer blank. It’s better to take your best guess rather than leave a question blank.
GIVE THEM A HEAD START Help your student start test day well rested and with a healthy breakfast. Dressing in layers is a good idea since room temperatures can vary.
A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS CONTAGIOUS Let your student know that you believe they will do their best. Keep the morning before the test as stress-free as possible. Help them get to school on time.
TEST TIPS FOR STUDENTS
Listen carefully to all the directions and take a few deep breaths to relax before you start the test.