Preparing Students for Testing and Doing Better in School
- Rona F. Flippo - University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Foreword by P. David Pearson
"Teachers will want to run—not walk—to get a copy of this book. Test preparation is an important real-life skill, and this book provides step-by-step guidance to help students learn how to prepare for tests and demonstrate what they know."
—Linda B. Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education
"If you want to help students become test-smart, this is the book for you. Rona Flippo is masterful at making a potentially difficult task—taking tests—easy to teach."
—Richard T. Vacca, Professor Emeritus
Kent State University
"All teachers and parents should read this book! It is one of the best I've read about practical approaches to test taking and studying in the current high-stakes era."
—Rosalie Fink, Professor of Literacy
Help students master test taking through preparation strategies that lead to academic success!
As the stakes on high-profile student tests such as the SAT continue to rise, student preparedness is becoming increasingly important. As a result, helping students do well on tests and succeed in school has become a top priority for teachers. This indispensable guide responds to this need by providing resources to promote content learning and test-taking abilities in middle and secondary school students.
This practical text provides charts, checklists, Internet resources, and sample exercises for teachers to use with students, plus a final test covering content from each chapter. Using research-based practices, educators will be able to help students develop
- Strategies for dealing with test anxiety
- Effective time management and organizational skills
- Note-taking and study techniques applicable across content areas
- Methods for taking essay and objective tests
Use these proven tools and strategies to help your students develop the skills and confidence that lead to positive academic experiences.
"Teachers will want to run—not walk—to get a copy of this book to help students do better in school. Test preparation is an important real-life skill, and this book provides step-by-step guidance to help students learn how to prepare for tests and demonstrate what they know."
"All teachers and parents should read this book! It is timely and important and includes powerful, research-based strategies that will help students learn more and succeed on tests throughout the challenging years of middle school, high school, and college. Each chapter reveals superb, practical tips that every student should know, including ways to avoid test panic and to prepare for every kind of test imaginable. This is one of the best books I’ve read about practical approaches to test-taking and studying in the current high-stakes testing era."
"If you want to help students become test-smart, this is the book for you. Rona Flippo is masterful at making a potentially difficult task—taking tests—easy to teach. She provides teachers with an instructional road map that will not only help students get organized for test-taking, but will also show them how to study for and answer essay and objective questions."
"While written for teachers, this book contains much practical knowledge on how students can adequately prepare for and successfully complete the many different types of assessments they face each day in school."
"Testing is an important part of school life. Some students do not do well on tests—not because they don't know the subject matter, but because they don't know how to effectively take or study for the test. This book will help with both of those problems. You can count on the author’s solid advice."
"Rona Flippo has done it again—given teachers and students a wonderful gift in the form of a book that demystifies this phenomenon we call testing! We should all be grateful that Flippo cares as much as she does about the plight of students and the goals of teachers committed to helping them become the type of students they would like to be."