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Standardized Testing. Standardized Testing. Getting a Head Start. Why do we take all these tests?. Why do we take all these tests?. The purposes of the tests change from year to year. Why do we take all these tests?. The purposes of the tests change from year to year.

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standardized testing1

Standardized Testing

Getting a Head Start

why do we take all these tests1
Why do we take all these tests?
  • The purposes of the tests change from year to year.
why do we take all these tests2
Why do we take all these tests?
  • The purposes of the tests change from year to year.
  • In grades 6 and 7, the tests are purely diagnostic.
why do we take all these tests3
Why do we take all these tests?
  • The purposes of the tests change from year to year.
  • In grades 6 and 7, the tests are purely diagnostic.
  • That is, we take them just to see how we’re doing—as individuals and a school.
why do we take all these tests4
Why do we take all these tests?
  • The purposes of the tests change from year to year.
  • In grades 6 and 7, the tests are purely diagnostic.
  • That is, we take them just to see how we’re doing—as individuals and a school.
  • These tests and all the others we take are “nationally normed.”
why do we take all these tests5
Why do we take all these tests?
  • Nationally normed tests show us how we are performing relative to other students and schools all across America.
why do we take all these tests6
Why do we take all these tests?
  • Nationally normed tests show us how we are performing relative to other students and schools all across America.
  • The norms for our 6-7 ERB tests are the same as our ISEE admission test norms.
why do we take all these tests7
Why do we take all these tests?
  • Nationally normed tests show us how we are performing relative to other students and schools all across America.
  • The norms for our 6-7 ERB tests are the same as our ISEE admission test norms.
  • None of the standardized tests we take 6-12 has any bearing on the grades we get in our courses.
why do we take all these tests8
Why do we take all these tests?
  • In grades 8-10, the tests change from diagnostic to preparatory.
why do we take all these tests9
Why do we take all these tests?
  • In grades 8-10, the tests change from diagnostic to preparatory.
  • The 8-10 tests provide three years of practice for tests that really count in 11-12.
why do we take all these tests10
Why do we take all these tests?
  • In grades 8-10, the tests change from diagnostic to preparatory.
  • The 8-10 tests provide three years of practice for tests that really count in 11-12.
  • The 11-12 tests are used for college admission purposes,
why do we take all these tests11
Why do we take all these tests?
  • In grades 8-10, the tests change from diagnostic to preparatory.
  • The 8-10 tests provide three years of practice for tests that really count in 11-12.
  • The 11-12 tests are used for college admission purposes, qualification for various scholarships,
why do we take all these tests12
Why do we take all these tests?
  • In grades 8-10, the tests change from diagnostic to preparatory.
  • The 8-10 tests provide three years of practice for tests that really count in 11-12.
  • The 11-12 tests are used for college admission purposes, qualification for various scholarships, and in some cases exemption from college work.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later1
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • The best ways to excel in your tests late in high school:
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later2
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Pay close attention each day to what’s happening in each class.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later3
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Pay close attention each day to what’s happening in each class.
  • If you ever find yourself confused or falling behind, see your teacher at once.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later4
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Pay close attention each day to what’s happening in each class.
  • If you ever find yourself confused or falling behind, see your teacher at once.
  • Do all of your homework faithfully and punctually.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later5
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Pay close attention each day to what’s happening in each class.
  • If you ever find yourself confused or falling behind, see your teacher at once.
  • Do all of your homework faithfully and punctually.
  • Develop very careful habits of reading and following all directions.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later6
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Regard each standardized test as an opportunity to practice for the next one.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later7
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Regard each standardized test as an opportunity to practice for the next one.
  • Practice focusing your attention entirely on the question in front of you.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later8
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Regard each standardized test as an opportunity to practice for the next one.
  • Practice focusing your attention entirely on the question in front of you.
  • Work on extending your ability to sustain your concentration over long periods.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later9
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Regard each standardized test as an opportunity to practice for the next one.
  • Practice focusing your attention entirely on the question in front of you.
  • Work on extending your ability to sustain your concentration over long periods.
  • Be especially engaged when your classes review your performance on old tests.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later10
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Make it a point of pride to do the best you can—even on purely diagnostic tests.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later11
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Make it a point of pride to do the best you can—even on purely diagnostic tests.
  • Get a good night’s sleep before each test, and eat breakfast without fail on test days.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later12
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Make it a point of pride to do the best you can—even on purely diagnostic tests.
  • Get a good night’s sleep before each test, and eat breakfast without fail on test days.
  • You know best what kinds of things are likely to distract you. Avoid them.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later13
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Make it a point of pride to do the best you can—even on purely diagnostic tests.
  • Get a good night’s sleep before each test, and eat breakfast without fail on test days.
  • You know best what kinds of things are likely to distract you. Avoid them.
  • Practice keeping track of how much time remains before the test is over.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later15
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Be careful and precise about the mechanics of test taking.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later16
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Be careful and precise about the mechanics of test taking.
  • Follow all oral directions, and read the written directions slowly and carefully.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later17
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Be careful and precise about the mechanics of test taking.
  • Follow all oral directions, and read the written directions slowly and carefully.
  • Pay especially close attention to marking the ovals clearly.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later18
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Be careful and precise about the mechanics of test taking.
  • Follow all oral directions, and read the written directions slowly and carefully.
  • Pay especially close attention to marking the ovals clearly.
  • Check often to ensure that you’re bubbling the answer in the proper set of ovals.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later20
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • If you skip a question, planning to come back to it later . . .
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later21
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • If you skip a question, planning to come back to it later . . .
  • Be careful to skip the associated set of answer ovals.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later22
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • If you skip a question, planning to come back to it later . . .
  • Be careful to skip the associated set of answer ovals.
  • (Use a spare pencil as a place marker).
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later23
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • If you skip a question, planning to come back to it later . . .
  • Be careful to skip the associated set of answer ovals.
  • (Use a spare pencil as a place marker).
  • Don’t be concerned about working as fast as you can.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later24
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • If you skip a question, planning to come back to it later . . .
  • Be careful to skip the associated set of answer ovals.
  • (Use a spare pencil as a place marker).
  • Don’t be concerned about working as fast as you can.
  • Work on focus and efficiency.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later26
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Help yourself and others concentrate during the test by not talking.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later27
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Help yourself and others concentrate during the test by not talking.
  • Don’t waste time worrying about how you’re doing.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later28
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Help yourself and others concentrate during the test by not talking.
  • Don’t waste time worrying about how you’re doing.
  • Focus instead on visualizing the contents of each question.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later29
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • Help yourself and others concentrate during the test by not talking.
  • Don’t waste time worrying about how you’re doing.
  • Focus instead on visualizing the contents of each question.
  • As you finish one question, wipe the slate clean and go on to visualize the next.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later31
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • If you are reading a long book, practice making yourself read a little longer than is completely comfortable.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later32
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • If you are reading a long book, practice making yourself read a little longer than is completely comfortable.
  • If you go to an extra long movie, make yourself stay tuned in to it until the end.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later33
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • If you are reading a long book, practice making yourself read a little longer than is completely comfortable.
  • If you go to an extra long movie, make yourself stay tuned in to it until the end.
  • These standardized tests will last more than three hours in grades 11 and 12.
how can i begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later34
How can I begin to prepare now to be able to do my best much later?
  • If you are reading a long book, practice making yourself read a little longer than is completely comfortable.
  • If you go to an extra long movie, make yourself stay tuned in to it until the end.
  • These standardized tests will last more than three hours in grades 11 and 12.
  • Train now for that test of endurance.
the force of habit1
The Force of Habit
  • Work hard at building great test-taking habits.
the force of habit2
The Force of Habit
  • Work hard at building great test-taking habits.
  • It’s very hard to break bad habits.
the force of habit3
The Force of Habit
  • Work hard at building great test-taking habits.
  • It’s very hard to break bad habits.
  • However, good habits are equally powerful and have great lasting effects.
the force of habit4
The Force of Habit
  • Work hard at building great test-taking habits.
  • It’s very hard to break bad habits.
  • However, good habits are equally powerful and have great lasting effects.
  • Become a great test taker in 6 and 7, when nothing depends on how you do.
the force of habit5
The Force of Habit
  • Work hard at building great test-taking habits.
  • It’s very hard to break bad habits.
  • However, good habits are equally powerful and have great lasting effects.
  • Become a great test taker in 6 and 7, when nothing depends on how you do.
  • Then you’ll be great when it matters, too.