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ERIC Number: ED500389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Help Your Child Prepare for Testing
New Mexico Public Education Department
This document offers suggestions to parents and students to prepare New Mexico students for the four state-required assessments. Test descriptions, dates and audiences are identified. Before testing, it is recommended that students: (1) Get plenty of rest; (2) Eat a good breakfast; and (3) Relax. During testing, students are encouraged to: (1) Keep a positive attitude; (2) Make sure to put first and last name on the test; (3) Quickly survey the subtest as a guide to budgeting time; (4) Follow directions and ask questions if necessary; (5) Pace oneself and read the entire question; (6) Answer the easier questions first; (7) Skip questions and return to them if the answer is not known; (8) When looking at a difficult question, try to eliminate some of the choices, and then choose the best answer; (9) Try to answer every question; (10) Confirm that the number on the answer sheet matches the number of the question being working on; and (11) Focus on the test, not the finishing time of others. When finished: (1) Recheck answers; and (2) Confirm that all sections are complete.
New Mexico Public Education Department. 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786. Tel: 505-827-5800; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico