• Test Taking Tips

    Before the Test:

    • Get plenty of rest the night before, preferably 8-10 hours of sleep.
    • Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of the test; avoid sugary cereals, pastries, and sodas.
    • On the day of the test, arrive at school on time and wear comfortable clothes.
    • Have your materials ready (like your pencils and erasers).
    • Relax and tell yourself that you can do it!
    • Have a positive attitude!

    During the Test:

    • Sit in a comfortable position.
    • Listen to and read all of the directions.
    • Read each question carefully.
    • Read all of the answer choices before you select an answer.
    • Pace yourself.  Work quickly and carefully, but don't rush because tests aren't races!
    • If you have extra time, then go back and check your answers.
    • Don't worry if you don't finish all of the questions before your time is up.  In other sections, be sure to use your time wisely.

    After the Test:

    • Give yourself a round of applause!
    • Remember, what really counts is if you worked hard and did your best.
    • If you feel like you didn't do your best, then make a plan for how you can do better next time.