4 You do not have to answer correctly to pass the test. Golden Rule #1You do not have to answerall of the questionscorrectly to pass the test.
5 Be sure that you answer all of the questions, leaving nothing blank. Golden Rule #2#2Be sure that you answer all of the questions, leaving nothing blank.You are not penalized for guessing.There are questions you can get some credit for if you have a “piece” of the answer.
6 Golden Rule #3 Use your time wisely If you get stuck on a question, make the best guess or place a mark in the test booklet by that item and go back to it after finishing that section of the test.#3
7 Be sure you understand exactly Golden Rule #4 Listen carefully to your teacher when directions are given (especially the constructed response and short answer questions.)Be sure you understand exactlywhat you have to do foreach part of the test.#4
8 Golden Rule 5 Look for key words in test directions #5Examples are:choosedescribeexplaincompareidentifysimilarexceptnotbut
9 Golden Rule #6 Read each question carefully and think before you answer. Be sure that you understand the question before you start to compare answers. If you’re not sure which answer is correct, eliminate choices that you know are incorrect. Then, focus on the remaining choices.
10 Golden Rule #7Mark your answer choice with a circle in your test booklet. This will help you:Go back to answer questions that you were unsure of.Double check that your answer choice is correctly recorded in your answer document.#7
11 Golden Rule #8 Pace Yourself Don’t spend too much time on any one question. Do your best and then move on.Answer the easiest questions first, but be sure to go back to those questions you skipped.
12 Further DirectionsContinue with this power point and on the same sheet of paper,Identify at least 9 other things you should do when taking a test.
13 Answering QuestionsDon't guess blindly, but if you have time to think about the best answer choice, make it!
14 Multiple Choice Questions Read the question and all answer choices before marking anything.
15 Multiple Choice Questions Do not change your answers unless you are very uncertain about your first answer choice.Try to answer every question. Make the most intelligent guess you can.
16 The Process of Elimination After you have been through all of the answer choices once, go back and find answers that you have some knowledge about and eliminate choices that you know are incorrect.I know C isn’t the answer!
17 The Process of Elimination If you can eliminate two wrong answers, your chance of choosing the right answer is greater.
18 Skip, Return, CheckIf you finish early, check to make sure you have answered all questions.
19 A Matter of Time Remember: Your first guess is usually right. If any time remains, spend it on those questions about which you know nothing or almost nothing.As you go back through, do not change all answers.Remember: Your first guess is usually right.
20 It’s About TimeDon’t spend too much time rewriting or obsessing about neatness.Don’t worry if you run out of time.
21 Reading Passages read the questions first. If the test requires you to read passages and then answer questions about what you read,read the questions first.By doing this, you will know what you are looking for as you read. This also helps you go faster on the test.
22 Reading PassagesWhen there are several questions about a reading passage or chart, look for clues in other questions that will help you with those items about which you are unsure.
23 Math ComputationWhen using scratch paper on a math test, double check to make sure that you have copied the problem correctly from the test booklet!
24 Math ComputationLine up place value correctly on your scratch paper (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones) or the answer will be incorrect.
25 Math ComputationIf your answer does not match one of the choices, reread the problem, recopy the numbers, and try solving it again.
26 Math MeasurementIt is so important that you line up the edge of the ruler with the object you are measuring.
27 Final Tips Fill in bubbles fully, write neatly, and erase stray marks. Double-check the test number in your test booklet against the answer sheet every few questions to be sure you haven’t gotten on the wrong number.
28 Twas the Night Before Testing………. Get a really good night’s sleep. Prepare for the next school day by getting your clothes out, book sack packed, etc.
29 The Morning of Testing Think Positive! Start your day as you always do.Eat a good breakfast.Think of what you will do to relax after you get home from school.Think Positive!
30 Thank you, Mr. Know-it-all! Remember it's okay not to know everything — unlike class tests, these tests will have some questions designed to challenge the limits of your knowledge at a grade level above your current grade.
31 “Learning is not a spectator sport!” And remember……“Learning is not a spectator sport!”D. Blocher
32 Last assignmentExplain, in paragraph form, what the quote, “ Learning is not a spectator sport”, means to you.