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1 Amosland Elementary PSSA Parent Night

2 Testing Dates Math and ReadingMarch 14-25, 2011 WritingMarch 28 – April 1, 2011 ScienceApril 4-8, 2011

3 Twas the Night Before Testing Go to bed on time. Get a good nights sleep before the test. Talk about any concerns about the test you might have.

4 Prepare Physically and Mentally

5 The Morning of the Test Be physically ready. Eat a healthy breakfast, such as eggs, bacon, peanut butter, cheese, or yogurt. BE ON TIME. Stretch during testing breaks. Think positive!

6 Testing Strategies The test is on your desk. What do you do now?

7 Get Ready Think of it as several small jobs, not one big one. If you have a positive attitude you will do well. Look over the test. Now look at the questions.

8 Reading Strategies Read the questions before you read the passage. Dont read the answer choices because it will take too long and confuse you later. In each question, underline the important words that tell you what the question wants you to do. It might ask main idea, compare, authors purpose, opinion, summarize, etc. Also underline unusual or very specific words or phrases that you can look for while youre reading.

9 Reading Strategies Pay close attention to wording. Some words like NO, NOT, NEVER and ALWAYS can change the whole meaning of the question. Read the question and all answer choices before marking anything If youre asked for 2 examples from the passage, give 2 examples – nothing less!

10 Math Strategies Show all your work and write as legibly as possible. Line up place value correctly (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones) or the answer will be incorrect If your answer does not match one of the choices, reread the problem, recopy the numbers and try solving it again. When using scratch paper, double check to make sure that you have copied the problem correctly from the test booklet.

11 Hints for Answering Multiple Choice Questions Go back to the passage Cover the answer choices Get rid of wrong answer Intelligent guessing Advice for bubbling Finishing

12 Bubbling Advice oA dull pencil works best; its faster and does not snap off or tear the paper. oDO NOT press too hard; you might not be able to erase an answer completely if its too dark. oMake sure that the center of the bubble is filled in so the machine can score your answer. oErase all stray marks and smudges. The machine may read them as answers.

13 When you are finished: Go back to make sure that youve answered all of the questions. Erase all stray marks and smudges.

14 Finally … Remember its okay to not know everything – unlike class tests, these tests will have some questions designated to challenge the limits of your knowledge at a grade level above your current grade

15 Questions Thank you for coming this evening!


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