"My school focused on test taking strategies as well. I really like the competition piece! My school is Title 1 and I really think the way your school started a competition was great! I think I'll have to share that idea on…"
"Since our state testing happens twice a year (this year) we wait to see how our students perform after the first round of testing. Then teachers work in PLCs to organize who will meet with which students to discuss their performance and…"
"My district created a lip dub video, a school-wide project, last year, to get the school pumped up about teamwork and the positive atmosphere it created a couple of weeks before state testing was unreal!"
"A previous school that I worked in motivated the students very similar to Katy's. The state testing was something the students looked forward to because of all of the excitement that came along with it. This was when our state tested only once…"
Hello, my name is Andrea and I teach sixth grade ELA. My school gives incentives to get our students excited about state testing. At the end of the year any students who meet the state requirements attend a Sportsapalooza party. My school…"
"Thank you for your input! Our students here are VERY competitive and have a HUGE rival just 8 miles down the road, so I was trying to think of something to include that- I got some good ideas from your response, so THANK YOU :)"
"With state testing in elementary schools, I've found success focusing on good test-taking strategies and behaviors, rather than on performance.
At my school, starting in August, we'd start discussing good testing strategies --…"
Does anyone have any great ideas of how to get the students excited about state testing? We have room to grow with our scores and we are looking for what other schools do to get their students motivated. Thank you!See More
I am a middle school history teacher and am wondering if anyone has any resources for independent war projects? My 7th graders are a bright group of students and they want to do independent projects on different american wars. I was wondering if anyone has done anything similiar and if they would be willing to share guidelines they used, etc.See More