ERIC Number: ED254997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Test-Taking Skills of Learning Disabled Students.
Scruggs, Thomas E.; Jenkins, Vesna
Research on test taking skills of LD (learning disabled) students is reviewed and implications for improving the skill are noted. Among findings considered are that separate answer sheets appear to inhibit the performance of LD students, LD students can benefit from training and demonstrate improved attitudes toward testing, and students should answer all questions and should be encouraged to change any answer of which they are unsure. Intervention in test taking includes six quidelines: focus on the appropriate stimulus, attend to all distractors, answer all questions, never skip an answer, guess at an answer if necessary, and attend to the appropriate stimulus in the question. The paper concludes with four multiple choice questions designed to illustrate test-taking skills and strategies. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (San Francisco, CA, February 20-23, 1985).