Tag: Taking Standardized Tests

Essay Test Taking Strategies

Essay Test-Taking Strategies

Essay tests are a great way to evaluate student knowledge through all levels of thinking skills from What is…? to Interpret this. or Criticize that. Students will practice essay test-taking strategies using Boom Learning.  Like all test types, essay questions have advantages as well as disadvantages. One advantage is students are less likely to guess. …

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Fill-in-the-Blanks Test Taking Tips

Fill-in-the-Blanks Test Taking Strategies

Teaching Fill-in-the-Blanks Test Taking Tips can improve student performance on quizzes. Giving Completion or Fill-in-the-Blanks tests is a great way to test knowledge level questions including recalling details. This type of test question is especially helpful for testing who, what, where, and when content. Another advantage is completion test questions minimizes guessing. Students who know …

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Matching Test Taking Strategies

Matching Test Taking Strategies

Matching tests are extremely popular. Matching questions work well for terms and definitions, phrases with other phrases, causes with effects, parts with larger units, and problems with solutions. Teaching students about matching test-taking strategies can greatly improve their performance on these tests. One advantage of matching test items is students can show their knowledge of …

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True-False Test Taking Strategies

True-False Test Taking Strategies

Teaching students True-False Test Taking Strategies can greatly improve their performance on quizzes and even standardized tests.  True/False tests are popular, easy for teachers to create, and even found on standardized tests. Although many students prefer this type of test, questions can be tricky. Learning what to look for can improve students’ abilities to achieve …

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Multiple Choice Test Taking Strategies

Multiple-Choice Test Taking Strategies

Even though many states are scaling back on spring testing, before the 2019/2020 school year standardized testing was mandated in all 50 states. Some states used PARCC or Smarter Balanced; some states created their own tests, and some used a hybrid of the two. On top of this, about half the states required students to …

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Academic and Testing Vocabulary

Academic Vocabulary

Academic vocabulary consists of words that are not commonly used or frequently encountered in everyday conversation. These words include specialized content vocabulary for specific subjects such as reading/language art, science, social studies, or math. Academic vocabulary also includes terms found on standardized tests. When students understand testing vocabulary, test scores go up. By teaching test …

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Standardized Testing – Motivational Ideas for Test Day

Motivational Ideas for Test Day

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 …

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