No matter where in the country or what grade level you teach, one thing remains consistent for teachers across the country this time of year: the slow, anxious build of testing season.
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Between making sure that you are staying on pace with curriculum guides, practicing test-taking procedures and strategies, and providing the targeted preparation and reinforcement individual students need, spring state testing can quickly begin to feel overwhelming for educators. The good news is that a little research and planning can go a long way toward ensuring that you’re able to provide the support students need to be successful on their state assessments.
Teachers and students alike devote a lot of time and effort to preparing for high-stakes tests because they know a lot is riding on them. For some students, this understanding leads to painful test anxiety. Here are eight tips to help struggling students overcome their testing fears.
State tests are most often in April and May, but you've been teaching since August or September. How do you make sure that what students learned earlier in the school year is still fresh come state test time? Study Island can help!