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EQAO (Grade 3 and 6) Prep Sessions
Wed, 3 May 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
GOT TEST STRESS? THAT’S FAIRLY STANDARD
How to Beat Standardized Testing Stress
Standardized testing is a fact of life for all students. In Ontario, standardized tests are administered by the EQAO—the Education Quality and Accountability Office. The EQAO’s goal is to measure academic success in reading, writing, and math at various grades.
Reading, writing, and math tests are given in grades 3 and 6, a math test is given in grade 9, and a literacy test is given in grade 10.
EQAO (grade 3 and 6) prep sessions: May 3rd and 10th from 6-7pm ($50 taxes included) - Register by April 28th (Payment will also be accepted at the centre)
Taking tests can be stressful at any time, and research shows that test stress can lead to poor test performance. Even though the EQAO standardized test is of test of what students already know and does not require special studying, the pressure of doing well can still be felt, So what can parents do to help make sure that their kids aren’t stressed and are ready to ace the exam?
Talk about the test. Testing is a part of schooling, and even though this test doesn’t require special studying, students should still try to perform as well as they should. Parents can also reassure students who may be nervous that this test covers material they already know.
Go over some basic test-taking tips. Teachers may cover basic test-taking tips in class, but it never hurts to review some of the finer points of writing multiple choice tests and what to look for.
Review notes. While reviewing notes should be part of every student’s nightly routine, a light review of challenging concepts never hurts.
Get a good night’s sleep. The best way to write a test is with a well-rested and alert mind.
The standardized test results are designed to indicate general progression levels and identify areas of strength, as well as areas that need improvement in reading, writing, and math. Students who meet the level of achievement in the grades three and six tests are very likely to continue to do well in secondary school. Students who are not meeting the curriculum expectations have the opportunity to fix any skill gaps and get back on track to academic success.
Consider the EQAO test results as just one part of your child’s overall academic achievement.