ERIC Number: ED314491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Students for Taking Tests. Fastback 291.
Antes, Richard L.
Suggestions for students, parents, and teachers on how to prepare students to take standardized tests are presented. The value of deliberate efforts to teach students test-taking skills is supported by research. Activities to prepare students include the following: (1) teachers should develop some of their tests and worksheets in formats similar to those of standardized tests to increase the students' familiarity with the format; (2) a comfortable and appropriate place should be established for testing, since the physical environment in which testing is conducted can make a difference in student performance; and (3) test-taking skill programs may be offered. These programs should cover: (1) the purposes of testing; (2) the mechanics of taking tests; (3) the development of strategies for various types of items; (4) practice in synthesizing the main ideas from a paragraph; (5) practice in making inferences; and (6) test anxiety and how it can be overcome. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Multiple Choice Tests, Objective Tests, Parent Role, Standardized Tests, Study Guides, Teacher Role, Test Anxiety, Test Coaching, Test Format, Test Wiseness, Testing Problems
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Eighth St. and Union Ave., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($0.90).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.