Understanding Test Directions
In a few weeks, the students in my county will be taking standardized tests. My students are reading well below grade level but are still expected to master fourth grade skills. To improve test scores, I am putting emphasis on reading and understanding test directions. Test directions are written on their “Positive #2 Pencils,” which are taped to their desks. Two to three times a week, students read the directions and then interpret what they mean. I give supporting examples on the board.