"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.
|Preparing Mentally and Physically|
|Organizing Your Course Content|
|Master Test Schedule for the Term|
|Planning for Each Test|
|Study Schedules for Each Test|
|Planning Test-Study Time|
|Game Plan Checklist|
|Part II. Preparing for All Tests|
|Making Study Notes|
|Condensing Study Notes|
|Long-Answe "Trace" Questions|
|Long-Answer "Compare and Contrast" Questions|
|Long-Answer "Discuss" Questions|
|Improving Answers With Library Research|
|Practicing Multiple-Choice Questions|
|Practicing Matching Questions|
|Practicing True/False Question|
|Practicing Completion Questions|
|Group Study for Objective Tests|
|On the Way|
|In the Test Room|
|Before Starting to Answer|
|Reading the Question Carefully|
|Outlining the Answer|
|Writing Out the Answer|
|Making a Final Check|
|Test Question Cues|
|Answering Multiple-Choice Questions|
|Answering Matching Questions|
|Answering True/False Questions|
|Answering Completion Questions|
|When and How to Guess|
|A Final Word|