Tag Archive: Improving Test Scores

Apr 23

Teaching Tip: Two Keys to Standardized Testing Success

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Another year in the book, well in the terms of my particular state my end of instruction standardized test that my class took two weeks ago now I only have 7 weeks of school left to teach… something.  Based on the raw scores my students were very successful passing their test at roughly an 80% rate, scoring a …

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Jan 31

Teaching Tip: Importance of Building Vocabulary

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I have noticed in my teaching that it seems we keep going around an issue and never solving it.  I know the students who do well in my class have a better working vocabulary than those who do poorly.  I cognitively try to use as much testing language as I can throughout the day to help …

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Jan 24

Teaching Tip: Be Creative with your Bell Ringers

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One of my favorite things to do as a teacher is learn about my students find out what makes them tick.  Since the great push towards standardized testing each year there seems to be a little less time getting to know the students and more time hammering the material, prepping for the tests, and teaching …

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Jan 10

Teaching Tip: Quick Easy Review for Better Test Scores

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Quick Easy Review for Better Test Scores via In this day and age in teaching I am always looking for ways to help my students increase their standardized test scores not only for their sake but mine as well.  Like most states the one I work in has a list of tests for students to …

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