Kansas State University


College of Education

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3….

assessment-pencilIt’s nearly time for assessments, so we’re offering some tips to help you make the most of it!

  • Let your students’ parents know about the approaching assessments.
  • Give students and parents an idea of what the assessments will cover.
  • Remind your students that they’re prepared for the assessments.
  • Encourage students to eat well – especially breakfast – before a testing day.
  • Have students drinking adequate amounts of water.
  • Encourage them to do their best – and be proud of them when they do.
  • Know that some students are taking tests in more than one content area, so understand if they’re especially stressed.
  • If your students are preparing for tests, try to balance that with enjoyable student-focused activities.
  • Try not to stress over these assessments; you’ve been preparing your students throughout the year with all your engaging activities and assignments.
  • Smile. Your calmness and confidence will carry over to your students.
  • And, just to balance things a bit, check out this article on creative teaching activities that DON’T involve filling in bubble answer sheets: Bubble Test Rebellion.