Taking the Jitters out of Testing
By Bryna Watkins, Valeta Pafford
- Grades: 3–5
There are things you can do to get students ready for the test taking experience, and strategies you can teach that will make students more successful on any test. We want to share what we have learned and thank all the teachers from the past who have shared with us. This is a yearlong process because we establish a testing procedure with the very first test students take and we build comfort and confidence from there. Don't despair if you didn't do this. There are also plenty of ideas that you can use right now.
- Show an improvement in confidence and proficiency as test takers.
- Demonstrate an increased use of test-taking strategies.
- Gain a sense of how much can be completed in a fixed time period.
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Lesson 1: Set the Stage for Testing Success