ERIC Number: ED374163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Students for Testing: Should We Promote Test Wiseness? EREAPA Publication Series No. 93-1.
Wheeler, Patricia H.; Haertel, Geneva D.
Test-taking skills and methods used to prepare students for taking an examination are independent of knowledge and skills in the content area being tested. Test-taking skills do not give students the correct answers, but do allow the student to concentrate on answering questions without being confused by the mechanics of the test. Students who lack test-taking skills should be identified, and helped to become test wise, through ethically and educationally sound techniques. Tests should be fair and appropriate and should be scored in a proper manner. Teaching test-taking skills is not a quick remedy for poor instruction and insufficient learning, but it can help the student in learning, interpersonal relationships, work activities, and other situations they will encounter throughout life. A list of 24 resources on preparing students for testing, an ERIC digest on test-taking skills, and a Department of Education publication on test taking are attached. (Contains 28 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ethics, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Scoring, Test Anxiety, Test Coaching, Test Construction, Test Wiseness, Testing, Testing Problems
EREAPA Associates, 2840 Waverly Way, Livermore, CA 94550-1740 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: EREAPA Associates, Livermore, CA.