ERIC Number: ED237581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Test Taking Skills. A SORD Project.
This pamphlet, prepared by the Southern Oregon Research and Development Committee (SORD), offers suggestions for students and teachers for improving students' test-taking skills. Among the skills that students should possess to be prepared for taking tests are knowing the purposes of testing, having experience and practice in testing and following directions, knowing the advantages of guessing, and being prepared. Seven suggestions for students to consider prior to taking tests cover such topics as studying, diet, exercise, and comfortable dress. Included in the 14 suggestions for students to follow during tests are hints concerning directions, time management, math problems, and reading tests. Twelve guidelines are offered for deductive reasoning during tests including eliminating incorrect options, examining questions for clues to the answer, reading questions first on a reading test, and making use of patterns in the test. Information provided for teachers includes a description of the problem of students who lack test-taking skills, a definition of test wiseness, suggestions for helping students become better test takers, and suggestions for maintaining a good testing environment. (DC)
Descriptors: Deduction, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Pamphlets, Skill Development, Student Improvement, Test Wiseness
Jackson Education Service District, 101 North Grape, Medford, OR 97501 ($3.00 per 25 copies, plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Jackson Education Service District, Medford, OR.