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PREPARING YOUR STUDENT FOR TESTING: WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW Mr. Crookshank, High School Counselor Mrs. Inman, Elementary School Counselor Fairlawn Local Schools
HOW ARE THE PARCC/AIR ASSESSMENTS DIFFERENT? Unlike many current tests, PARCC tests will be engaging and will test the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills students need to succeed in school and life.
WHICH TESTS WILL MY STUDENT TAKE AND WHEN? 3 RD GRADE MATH UNIT 1: MARCH 12 MATH UNIT 2: MARCH 13 OAA: APRIL 22 4 TH GRADE MATH UNIT 1 & 2: MARCH 6 ELA UNIT 1: MARCH 9 ELA UNIT 2: MARCH 10 ELA UNIT 3: MARCH 11 SOCIAL STUDIES: MARCH 12 5 TH GRADE ELA UNIT 1: FEBRUARY 23 ELA UNIT 2 & 3: FEBRUARY 24 MATH UNIT 1 & 2: FEBRUARY 26 SCIENCE: MARCH 10 6 TH GRADE ELA UNIT 1: FEBRUARY 23 ELA UNIT 2 & 3: FEBRUARY 25 MATH UNIT 1 & 2: FEBRUARY 27 SOCIAL STUDIES: MARCH 9
WHICH TESTS WILL MY STUDENT TAKE AND WHEN? 7 TH GRADE ELA UNIT 1: MARCH 3 ELA UNIT 2 & 3: MARCH 4 MATH UNIT 1 & 2: MARCH 5 8 TH GRADE ELA UNIT 1: FEBRUARY 17 ELA UNIT 2 & 3: FEBRUARY 19 MATH UNIT 1 & 2: MARCH 2 SCIENCE: MARCH 3 9 TH GRADE ELA UNIT 1: FEBRUARY 17 ELA UNIT 2 & 3: FEBRUARY 18 MATH UNIT 1 & 2: FEBRUARY 20 SCIENCE: MARCH 2 10 TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES: MARCH 4 OGT: END OF MARCH 12 TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES: MARCH 5
HOW CAN MY STUDENT PREPARE? TEACHERS HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH STUDENTS TO PREPARE THEM FOR THE TYPES OF QUESTIONS THEY WILL SEE ON THE TESTS. STUDENTS CAN TAKE PRACTICE TESTS: ELA & MATH: http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/ http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/ SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES: http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/students-and- families/ http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/students-and- families/
DEALING WITH TEST STRESS BEFORE THE TEST: Get prepared: Know what to expect! Stay positive: Have an “I can” attitude! Visualize success: Imagine yourself getting a great score! Exercise: Physical activity can help you focus. Avoid junk food & caffeine! Dress comfortably. REST: Get enough sleep the whole week leading up to the test!
DEALING WITH TEST STRESS DURING THE TEST: Breathe! Move your body. Find an easy question. Take a break…close your eyes for just a few seconds, breathe and get back to work!
IDEAS FOR ENSURING ADEQUATE SLEEP: Organize your life for sleep: Make sleep a priority! Create the right space: Keep your room cool, quiet, and dark. Let in bright light in the morning to signal your body to wake up. You can’t fake wake: No pills, vitamins or drinks can replace good sleep. (Also, caffeine close to bedtime can affect sleep.) Keep it constant and create a bedtime ritual: Establish a bedtime and wake-time and stick to it. Prepare your body: Don’t eat, drink, or exercise within a few hours of your bedtime. Stick to quiet, calm activities before bed and avoid electronics such as phones and tablets close to bedtime! Leave stress out of it: Try keeping a diary or to-do lists to clear your mind before attempting to doze off.
RESOURCES: National Sleep Foundation Ohio Means Jobs Assessments and Training parcconline.org