What thoughts, memories, and feelings arise when you say the words TEST or ASSESSMENT? Do you remember feeling anxiety, self-doubt, self-assurance, or excitement? What made you feel that way? Looking back at my own experiences, my associated feelings, positive or negative, had a direct correlation with my confidence and preparation before, and during, tests. I always felt most at ease with the subjects I was good at. How about you?
Our school children are in the midst of years of academic progress. It’s really important for them to feel at ease and ready to do their best.
The value of assessment is in providing comparative and detailed recognition of individual academic performance and growth over time.
What can we do to help our children be prepared and feel confident, as they participate in essential formal testing and assessments? What are your child’s greatest needs as he/she participates in a formal testing experience?
Here are some ideas and resources to help them prepare:
We all want our children to feel calm and well-prepared so that they can give their personal best. The work of learning and striving for excellence is challenging, and they deserve to be celebrated for their individual efforts and growth!