Presentation on theme: "Strategies for Taking Standardized Tests 6th Grade EOGs Monday, June 16: Social Studies Tuesday, June 17: Science Wednesday, June 18: Math Inactive then."— Presentation transcript:
6th Grade EOGs Monday, June 16: Social Studies Tuesday, June 17: Science Wednesday, June 18: Math Inactive then active all in ONE day Thursday, June 19: English Language Arts/Reading Report each morning to your testing room.
Wednesday, June 18 MATH EOG Estimated time: 3 hours Maximum time: 4 hours Testing will be in 60 minute increments with a 3 minute break each hour
Calculator Inactive FIRST 7 multiple choice questions 11 grid-in questions When you are finished with this section, you will need to check over your answers, check your bubbles, and raise your hand to get a calculator
You will see a STOP sign and directions similar to these: (from the released EOG test)
The test administrator will: -collect any used paper (used paper MUST have your name on it) (clean paper can be kept and reused) -paper clip the inactive part of the test (you can NOT go back to this section) -give you a calculator
What to Bring -A highlighter, if you wish -Number 2 pencils, if you wish However, you don’t need to bring anything! -Electronic devices -Personal items -Food or drink What NOT to Bring
‘Twas the Night Before Testing Go to bed on time. (get at least 8 hours of sleep) Put a few number 2 pencils with erasers in your backpack. Solve family/friend problems before the testing date. Talk to your parents about any concerns that you might have about the test.
The Morning of Testing Eat a good breakfast. Think of what you will do to relax after you get home from school. Think Positive!Think Positive!
Multiple Choice Questions allRead the question and all answer choices before marking anything.
Multiple Choice Questions Do not change your answers unless you are very uncertain about your first answer choice. Answer every question-no answer counts as a wrong answer. Make the most intelligent guess you can.
Pace Yourself, Don’t Rush 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. Don’t worry if others finish before you. Focus on the test in front of you.
The Process of Elimination After you have been through all of the questions once, go back and find questions you have some knowledge about and eliminate choices that you know are incorrect and cross them out. I know C isn’t the answer!
The Process of Elimination If you can eliminate two wrong answers, your chance of choosing the right answer is greater.
Answering Questions Don't guess blindly, but if you have time to think about the best answer choice, make it!
Key Words key wordsphrasesFind key words or phrases in the question that will help you choose the correct answer.
Are we communicating? Make sure you understand what the question is asking. Be sure you are responding to the question that is being asked.
Math Computation When using scratch paper on a math test, double check to make sure that you have copied the problem correctly from the test booklet!
Math Computation Line up place value correctly on your scratch paper (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones) or the answer will be incorrect.
Math Computation If your answer does not match one of the choices, reread the problem, recopy the numbers, and try solving it again.
Skip, Return, Check If you finish early, check to make sure you have answered all questions.
A Matter of Time 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.
It’s About Time Don’t spend too much time rewriting or obsessing about neatness. Remember you can get extra time so don’t rush! You have 4 hours total to take the math EOG.
The Death Grip If your arm tires during testing it is probably due to the grip that you have on your pencil. Relax the grip and give those muscles a break. Do not do arm exercises during testing as this disturbs others.
What’s different about the EOG this year You will take the calculator inactive and active on the same day. After you finish the inactive section check it over to make sure you have answered and bubbled in all questions.
What’s different about the EOG/EOC Once you start the active section you cannot go back to the inactive section. If you go back and look at questions or change any answers it will be a misadministration! Gridded response questions are on the inactive section.
key wordsphrases Find key words or phrases in the question that will help you choose the correct answer. Try to eliminate any answers that don’t make sense Make sure you understand what the question is asking. Be sure you are responding to the question that is being asked. What to do if you’re stuck
Check to make sure you have answered all questions (especially if you are in the habit of skipping and coming back to questions that you don’t know) Check to make sure that the answer you circled in your test book matches the answer you bubbled Fill in bubbles fully and dark, write neatly, and erase stray marks. When you finish
How many questions are on the EOG/EOC? Ready EOG Mathematics - Grades 6-8 Number of Questions Type of QuestionGeneralNCEXTEND2 Multiple-choice – calculator inactive77 Constructed-response – calculator inactive118 Multiple-choice – calculator active4235 TOTAL* 6050 *Each total includes 10 experimental questions Ready EOC Algebra I / Integrated I Assessment Number of Questions Type of QuestionGeneralNCEXTEND2 Multiple-choice – calculator inactive67 Constructed-response – calculator inactive128 Multiple-choice – calculator active4235 TOTAL* 6050 *Each total includes 10 experimental questions
Thank you, Mr. Know-it-all! it's okay not to know everythingRemember it's okay not to know everything — unlike class tests, these tests will have some questions designed to challenge the limits of your knowledge.
Calculators No one can help you with a calculator question or issue during the EOG. If your calculator is not doing what you want-clear it and try again – 2 nd -0 – 7 – 1 – 2. If your calculator dies-raise your hand and you can get a new one.
Good Luck! Relax and don’t stress! You are prepared and I know you will do well! Created by Stacey Johnson. Edited by Jenny Ainslie (specific to Lufkin) Information from http://www.testtakingtips.com/ and jc-schoolshttp://www.testtakingtips.com/