Your child will do better in school if she can do well on them. Here are several test-taking pointers you can offer your child:

  • Take a few minutes at the beginning of a test to write down a few important words. This is especially helpful for students who “freeze up” and temporarily forget things they know.

  • Look over the whole test to see how long it is and check the types of questions.

  • Start working. Do the parts you know first. Make a check mark at questions you need to come back to.

  • Once you have answered every question you’re sure of, go back to your checked questions. Answer each to the best of your ability.

  • Double-check the test before you hand it in. Make sure you have answered everything that you can.

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