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TESTING, Testing Strategies for taking Standardized Tests. ‘ Twas the Night Before Testing!. Go to bed on time Put a few number 2 pencils with erasers in your backpack. Talk to your parents about any concerns you might have about the test. The Morning of Testing.

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twas the night before testing
‘Twas the Night Before Testing!
  • Go to bed on time
  • Put a few number 2 pencils with erasers in your backpack.
  • Talk to your parents about any concerns you might have about the test.
the morning of testing
The Morning of Testing
  • Start your day as you always do
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Think of what you will do to relax after you get home from school!
  • Think Positive!
multiple choice questions
Multiple Choice Questions
  • If you do not understand the directions, raise your hand.
  • Read the question and all answer choices before marking anything.
pace yourself
Pace Yourself
  • Don’t spend too much time on any one question. Do your best and then move on
multiple choice questions1
Multiple Choice Questions
  • Do not change your answers unless you are very uncertain about your first choice.
  • Try to answer every question.
the process of elimination
The Process of Elimination
  • After you have been through all of the answers once, go back and find the ones you have some knowledge about and eliminate choices you know are incorrect.
the process of elimination1
The Process of Elimination
  • If you can eliminate two wrong answers, your chance of choosing the right answer is greater!
answering questions
Answering Questions
  • Don’t guess blindly, but take time to think about the best answer and choose that one.
skip return and check
Skip, Return, and Check
  • If you finish early, check to make sure you have answered all the questions!
key words
Key Words

key words


  • Find _______ or_______in the question that will help you choose the correct answer.
are we communicating
Are we communicating?
  • Read the question carefully and make sure you understand what it is asking.
  • Make sure you are on the right question and answer in the correct place.
reading passages
Reading Passages
  • If the test requires you to read passages and then answer questions about what your read,


  • By doing this, you will know what you are looking for as you read.
math computation
Math Computation
  • When using scratch paper on a math test, double check to make sure that you have copied the problem correctly from the test booklet!
  • Scratch paper – USE IT!
math computation1
Math Computation
  • Line up place value correctly on your scratch paper, (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones) or the answer will be incorrect.
math computation2
Math Computation
  • Solve the problem, then if the answer does not match one of the choices, reread the problem, recopy the numbers and try solving it again.
a matter of time
A Matter of Time
  • If time remains, go back and check answers
  • As you go back through, do not change all answers
  • REMEMBER: Your first answer is usually correct.
it s about time
It’s About Time
  • Don’t worry if you run out of time!
final tips
Final Tips
  • Fill in bubbles fully, write neatly, and erase stray marks.
  • Double-check the test number in your test booklet against the answer sheet every few questions to make sure you are in the correct place.
the death grip
The Death Grip
  • If your arm tires during testing it is probably because you have a hard grip on your pencil
  • Relax the grip and give your arm a break
  • Do not do arm exercises during testing because it will disturb others.
it is okay
It is Okay …
  • Remember: It’s okay not to know everything!

These tests will have some questions designed to challenge you at or above your grade level.