SOL Testing Tips

Sol Testing Tips
Sol Testing Tips1.  Keep it Positive
Start test day by reminding your child that he or she will:
A.  "ROCK THIS TEST!"
B.  "SHOW WHAT THEY KNOW"

You'll be surprised the difference a few words of encouragement can make.
2.  Promote Strong School Habits
Support what your child's teachers are doing in class by making sure your child attends school regularly and misses as few days as possible.
3.  Work With Your Child's Teacher
Talk to your child's teacher about any concerns you have or your child has, especially if they have test anxiety.  Ask for test readiness strategies you can work on at home.
4.  Don't Cram
Make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before testing. Don't try to cram a year's work of learning into one late night.
Trust that your teachers have been preparing their students all year long!
5.  Make the Most of Test Day
Start with a healthy breakfast on test day! Avoid:
A.  SUGARY FOOD (CAN CAUSE JITTERS)
B.  HEAVY FOOD (CAN CAUSE SLEEPINESS)

6.  Reinforce Test-Taking Skills
If your child is unsure of an answer, remind him or her to go slowly and:
A.  "PAY ATTENTION TO EACH QUESTION"
B.  "GO WITH YOUR GUT"

7.  Keep It In Perspective
One test does not sum up a child's academic record.  Classroom success comes from many factors and standarized tests are just one part of a picture.