Explicitly teach test-taking strategies and provide plentiful opportunities to practice

Students will have gained many test taking strategies over the course of the year. Providing students with opportunities to identify those that work best for them and building in structures to help them practice those strategies will help them gain confidence and prepare for the exam.

Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year

Click on each critical period to explore student experiences.

Strong Start


Keeping Up


Midterm Reset


Exam Prep


Due to varying school schedules and contexts, the exact timing of the critical periods will differ by school and even by class. The months provided are a guide for where teachers should be looking for experiences based on time of year.

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