Useful Web sites
Standardized Test Preparation
The Chicago Public Schools' comprehensive site explains test-taking strategies,
gives an overview of the research behind the strategies, and provides
suggestions for how to teach them. It also has a section about test anxiety and an
overview of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills organized by content areas.
Creative Classroom OnlineTough to Teach
This attractive site reviews three test-taking strategies and ways to reinforce
them in the classroom. The resource page links to sites with information about
national tests, state standards, and state testing performance. It also includes
a printable letter to parents.
Helping Children Succeed in SchoolTest Taking
This site gives suggestions about how to study and prepare for non-standardized
classroom tests. It includes information for the length of time children at
various grade levels can be expected to spend on a study session.
Improving Your Objective Test-Taking Skills
While this site contains many of the same tips as other sites, it presents them
in a step-by-step approach that can be used when actually taking a test. This
site also includes specific tips for answering multiple-choice and true/false
What Should Parents Know About Standardized Testing in Schools?
Using a question and answer format, this site provides general information for
parents about the purpose and use of standardized tests.