Tips for Parents to Help Your Child Prepare for State Testing

  • Communicate with your child's teacher
  • Offer positive reinforcement
  • Give your child a study space
    Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the test
  • Remind your child when testing will take place
  • Be aware of the test time limits.
  • Keep track of how much time you have remaining.
  • Try not to spend too much time on items you are unsure of, as you can always come back to them once you have completed items you do know.
  • Answer ALL questions.
  • Ensure your child eats a nutritious breakfast
  • Make sure the student is on time on the day of testing
  • Keep a positive attitude about testing and emphasize their ability to demonstrate what they have learned
  • Use positive language when discussing expectations of the test
  • Use all of the time allotted to you. If you have extra time check you answers and try reworking the questions.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Read the test directions and questions very carefully.
  • Always expect excellence.