Test tips are a great start to getting your children prepared for back to school time in the classrooms. Tests are a big part of students lives even throughout high school and university, so getting them in good study habits and test taking habits can greatly increase test scores and decrease stress levels. Here are 5 great test tips for younger students.
1. Plan Out Test Schedules
Having an agenda full of your upcoming tests to fully prepare them is a great first step in planning. Making sure your children are up to date on their work and caught up with everything can create more independence, better work ethic, and overall not be rushed to finish anything. Allocating study times in their agendas is another great way to stay productive and on top of study habits.
2. Prepare Example Questions That Will be on the Test
Making example questions, or reviewing practice test sheets they may get from their teachers will further develop their understanding for the upcoming test. Going over everything that was previously gone over in class, and making habits to study after classes will greatly improve the chances of your child doing great in every class.
3. Help Them Practice and Study
Sit down with your children and go over some of the material they need to study. Sometimes motivation can even come from you sitting down and studying alongside them. Children can easily get off topic and distracted by themselves, and you helping them and understanding it yourself can greatly improve their quality of study time.
4. Go Over Test Results and Review
Sit down and look at what answers your children got right or wrong, and go over some of the questions they got wrong. Try to help them understand what they did wrong so that they’ll have a better understanding next time a similar question may come up (final tests, exams, etc.) Trying not to be judgmental and going through the test results will also reduce their stress levels going into future tests.
5. Provide Rewards & Comfort
Provide some sort of reward/comfort for your child when they do great or didn’t do so well. Having younger students motivated to excel in future tests is a great habit to start early. Even if rewards are just positive encouragement instead of gift giving, it’s a great thing to uplift your children when they do well.
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