Parents Demand Dumbed-down Tests:An Unintended Bad Consequence of the No Child Left Behind Act by Joel Turtel
... It is important that parents know the unvarnished truth about their children’s real academic abilities, but many parents are now frantic because they see their children’s failing grades on these new tests. As a result, they complain to school boards that they do not want their children taking these tests or not graduating from high school because of low test scores. To protect their children, many parents are now demanding dumbed-down tests to make sure that their kids graduate from high ...
A Bubble of Confidence - Preparing Your Child for Standardized Testing by Kayla Fay
... Your teacher will teach you everything you need to know." Tell your child that you and her teacher are going to work together to ensure test readiness. Take the burden of responsibility off the child, and listen for the sigh of relief. Practice the format. The first time I did my taxes myself, I was overwhelmed. In the following years, the process seemed easier. The procedure was just as difficult, but I was familiar with the form. Make sure your child has a chance to practice the test in ...
My Kid is Smart- So Why is He Getting Bad Grades? by Sadiq Ansari
... Teachers tell the students what will be on tests and quizzes, and there is usually no excuse for being surprised by a test question. Teachers want their students to succeed. Effort on the part of the PARENTS is important too - get involved! See what your children are studying, see if they need help. If they do, try to help them yourself, it's great bonding! Otherwise, take them into school early or pick them up late to get help from the teacher, or hire a tutor.
Multiplying Success - Preparing Your Child for a Standardized Test in Math by Kayla Fay
... Ask your child's teacher for old copies of "test prep" books, or buy books designed to prepare your child for testing. Let your child do a little bit of the test each night. 2. Look for any gaps in basic understanding. 3. Standardized tests demand proficiency in word problems; some state tests have no 'straight' math problems at all. Help your child decode the math words in a problem. Get a good math vocabulary list that will help turn a sentence into an equation.
How To Prepare For Tests and Guarantee an A by Scott Palat
... Ask the teacher what the format for the test will be. Will it contain multiple choice, true-false, short answer, essay, diagrams, graphs, equations, etc.? Will any information such as a periodic table or equations be provided for you on the day of the test? Do you need to bring a calculator? 5. Visit your teacher or tutor for extra help. Bring questions that you may have or ask for ideas regarding the best way to study for a particular assessment.
College in the Fifties by Kenneth Hoffman
... These sixty six per cent grades brought down my fours in the rest of the tests. I was successful in ROTC training, entering a weapons handling contest and winning first place handily. I also joined the track team and went on field trips with the Rutgers Photographic Club. Well, the Dean gave me another chance, if I would agree to go to summer school for advanced mathematics. I also changed my major to Geology, but Physics was still a requirement.
Hands on Science for Kids-Learn by Doing by Lisa Bronart
... The Fun With Your Dog Science Kit might tempt their curiosity by testing a dog’s hearing, determining a dog’s personality or creating dog bone cookies. Take fun science into the bathroom with Scientific Explorer’s Spa Science Kit! Kids can mix fragrances, make foaming baths and create smelling potions. Determine how smells affect family members and friends differently - the ultimate test of the senses!
Emergency Lesson Plans, Real Lifesaving Tools for Teachers by Frank Holes Jr.
... You could even set up a 'test-taking' exercise, and discuss appropriate answers and strategies. Social Studies: Map activities are great for emergency plans. You can even set up a one-day unit on any area/region of the world, including your own town or city. Everyone gets those situations in life where an emergency has come up, and you don't have the time (or sometimes the ability) to get a good lesson plan in to school for your students. Maybe you have a family emergency or a disrupted ...