Standardized Testing – Motivational Ideas for Test Day

Motivational Test Taking Strategies Blog Post with Many Ideas

Are you looking for some motivational ideas for test day?

Your students will be ready to tackle the challenge with these five fantastic ideas. Read about candy notes, crafts, posters and bulletin boards, lapbooks, and videos. Follow the links for free printable. Enjoy! I hope your students rock the test.

Motivational Ideas for Test Day – Candy Notes


Motivational Ideas for Test Day

These fantastic labels from A Classroom for All Seasons are sure to make your students work hard on testing day.

Word Rocks

Word Rocks - Great Motivation for Test Taking

Dabbles & Babbles blog has full instructions for creating these beautiful motivational rocks. Before the test, have students create word rocks with messages that encourage them to do their best such as ‘Believe!’ or ‘You can do it.’ Students place these rocks in their pockets during the test to help them remember to do their best.

Motivational Ideas for Test Day – Posters and Bulletin Boards

Motivational Ideas for Test DayThis poster comes from Ms. Fultz’s Corner…Where Practicality Meets Creativity. Christi writes about test-taking strategies in her blog post.

Motivational Ideas for Test Day

I love this iPhone idea. The photo for it and the one below came from

Motivational Ideas for Test Day

Instructions and Goal Setting

Test Taking - Motivational Strategies

This beautiful test-taking strategies idea comes from Mrs. Andrews at Confessions of a Teachaholic. Check out her post to see what to write inside the foldable.

Test Taking - Motivational Strategies

Amanda from Teaching Maddeness provides printables for these testing turtles. She reads The Tortoise and the Hare before she has her students write their goals. Great idea, Amanda! 

Motivational Ideas for Test Day – Videos


These videos motivate students to have a better attitude toward life. These speeches are uplifting and would be great to show in the days leading up to the test.


I hope your students have a great test day!

Standardized Tests Motivational Ideas

Gay Miller



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