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Testing Tips for Parents

Don't be too anxious about a child's test scores. If you put too much emphasis on test scores, this can upset a child.
Don't judge a child on the basis of a single test score. Test scores are not perfect measures of what a child can do. There are many other things that might influence a test score.
Do encourage children. Praise them for the things they do well. If they feel good about themselves, they will do their best. Children who are afraid of failing are more likely to become anxious when taking tests and more likely to make mistakes.
Provide a quiet, comfortable place for studying at home.
Meet with your child's teacher as often as possible to discuss his/her progress. Ask the teacher to suggest activities for you and your child to do at home to help prepare for tests and improve your child's understanding of schoolwork. 
Make sure your child attends school regularly. Remember, tests do reflect children's overall achievement. The more effort and energy a child puts into learning, the more likely he/she will do well on tests.
Make sure that your child is well rested on school days and especially the day of a test. 
Give your child a well-rounded diet. A healthy body leads to a healthy, active mind.
Provide books and magazines for your youngster to read at home. By reading new materials, a child will learn new words that might appear on a test.
Have your student get plenty of rest.
Provide a good breakfast.
Encourage your student to do his or her best.