Helping Your Child


Want to know how you can help your children do their best on tests at school? First, make sure they attend school every day so they have an opportunity to learn what is needed to do well in school — and to do well on tests. Here are some other tips:
  • Take an interest in your child's school work and in the results of the tests.
  • Encourage your children to do their best on tests.
  • Provide a quiet place at home for your child to do homework assignments that reinforce what is learned at school.
  • Work with your children at home, as well as with the school and teacher, to ensure they will become good readers. Good reading skills are important to success in school and help students do well on tests.
  • Ask your child's teacher about the tests your child takes — classroom quizzes and tests, as well as required achievement tests. Ask about the subjects, knowledge, and skills that are tested — and how the test results will be used to help your child be successful.
  • Don't judge your child's abilities — or let others judge your child's abilities — on the basis of a single test score. Any test provides only limited information about what your child knows and is able to do.