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TCAP Test-Taking Tips and Strategies Thanks to: Angie Davis, Diana Reed, Cheryl Thaxton, and Kathy Wilson Tipton County Tennessee Adapted for Hamilton.

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1 TCAP Test-Taking Tips and Strategies Thanks to: Angie Davis, Diana Reed, Cheryl Thaxton, and Kathy Wilson Tipton County Tennessee Adapted for Hamilton County

2 Agenda What is (TCAP)? Test Taking Tidbits Frequently Asked Questions Ways Parents Can Help –Beginning now –Week of the test Easing Pre-Test Jitters Questions and Answers

3 TCAP ? TCAP = Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program Testing Dates: April 23 – 27, 2012

4 Test Taking Tidbits For Students

5 Test Taking Tidbits Carefully follow directions. Budget time. Check work if time allows. Read the entire question and all possible answers.

6 Test Taking Tidbits Answer the easier questions first. Attempt to answer every question, regardless of difficulty. Make educated guesses. Expect good results. Anticipate and deal with test anxiety.

7 Frequently Asked Questions Test-Taking Strategies

8 Frequently Asked Questions Test-Taking Strategies Should I guess if I don ’ t know the answer? What should I do if I ’ m stuck on a question? How can I avoid skipping a line on the answer sheet?

9 Ways Parents Can Help Starting Now

10 Ways Parents Can Help Monitor classwork and homework. Provide homework help. Designate a few minutes daily for review. Review Ideas –Practice workbooks Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree Tools 4 School –Websites

11 Ways Parents Can Help The week of the test

12 Ways Parents Can Help Encourage your child to be serious about the test. Try not to upset the child before the test, such as introducing family conflicts. Make sure your child gets a good nights sleep, at least 8 to 9 hours. Get your child off to a good start with a good breakfast.

13 Ways Parents Can Help See that your child attends school on the scheduled test days. Make sure your child arrives at school on time and is rested. Do not cause your child unnecessary stress regarding the test. Be positive! Finally, do not send your child to school if true illness is apparent.

14 Easing Pre-Test Jitters The day of the test

15 Easing Pre-Test Jitters Reassure your child. Put the test in perspective. Take a deep breath. Discuss what to expect. Make sure the child gets rest. Dress in layers.

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