How to Raise Test
It’s not Rocket Science
Teach for the Test, Not to the Test
Teach life skills
If it’s not worth teaching, it’s not worth
There is nothing on the test that should
not be in the curriculum
Create bridges between students
natural intelligences and learning styles.
Expect the Best; Accept No
Each learner is unique.
Approach learning through different
Expect everyone to achieve.
Structure With Cooperative
Research has found that cooperative
learning is the number one strategy
for increased student achievement.
Students need to work frequently in
small groups to improve their ability
to be part of a team effort
Teach test-taking Strategies
Test-takingskills are a metacognitive
strategy that empowers students.
Teachersteach students how to be
good learners as well as good test-
Stress Prelearning Strategies
use what they know to help
them understand something new.
Chunk the Material for Deep
students to look for similarities,
meaning to a subject by linking it
to something familiar.
Organize with Graphics
things graphically, students
must organize large amounts of
Makes students think visually.
Reflect Through Mediation
Usequestions to probe for what
students do not understand
Think aloud activities
Express Idea with Mnemonic
Devices and Visual Cues
Remembering lists, e.g., states
Remembering data, e.g., formulas
Remembering rules, e.g., i before e, etc.
Seek Student Choices in
Teacherscan establish broad
parameters and still give students
When students are interested in
knowing something, they are much
more likely to learn it.