The Greek writer, Nikos Kazantzakis, wisely stated, “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” This is true in so many aspects of life. Our students are capable of being successful in school and activities when they believe in themselves. This is evident also in how they approach tests. Are they confident or anxious? Do they feel prepared or overwhelmed? Believing in yourself, along with preparation, can help you succeed during the state testing that occurs each spring.
Below are some other tips to help your student succeed on the upcoming MAP (grades 1-2) and MCA (grades 3-8, 10, and 11) tests.
Sleep well before the test. Go to bed early.
Use your time well during the test. Don’t rush to finish before your friends.
Carefully read the stories, questions, and answers.
Check your work. Make sure you answer every question and correct mistakes.
Eat a healthy breakfast on the day of the test.
Eliminate choices that don’t make sense.
Do your BEST. Believe in yourself!
Allison Schmidt, Superintendent