TYPES OF TESTS

Here is a quick primer on different kinds of tests your child may encounter during the K-8 years. TEACHER-MADE TESTS These are the most familiar. Each teacher usually devises her own (sometimes borrowing from textbooks, workbooks, or teacher guides) and g...

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PREPARING FOR TESTS

In Hamlet’s words, readiness is everything. This is nowhere more true than in education. Young people need to be told how to prepare for testing. Since much of this preparation is done at home, you will have to practice with your child. How well you...

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TEST-TAKING TIPS

Here are some important test-taking strategies. Help your child find the best ones for her. Practice at home, if need be. Once you have been handed the test, quickly place your key information on the margins of your memory or on a scrap of paper: formulas...

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THE ANTI-TEST BIAS

There is an aversion to testing students in certain schools and in certain parts of the educational institution. In particular, there is an ongoing campaign against tests in which students must provide answers that are either right or wrong, whether they ...

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