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Standardized Tests

Choose to do Well

True or False: Standardized tests are tough.

The answer depends on how prepared your child is. Consider these four steps to help your child handle test week.

  1. Explain that the testes will show how much they have learned. Encourage them to try their best but don't put so much emphasis on the tests that they are stressed.
  2. Practice the test format. For example, your child might have to read a paragraph and answer questions. The website below provides practice M-Step tests.
  3. Limit activities the night before tests. Be sure your child gets a good night's rest.
  4. On test day, give your child an energy-boosting breakfast.
  5. Ask your teacher for a schedule when your child will be taking the M-Step tests.

M-Step practice tests (please use Google Chrome Browser)