Preparing Students for Testing and Doing Better in School
By: Rona F. Flippo (author)Paperback
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Test preparation, test study, test taking strategies, and students' academic learning are at the heart of this book. In this era of the high-stakes testing and accountability, helping students do well on tests and succeeding in school are top priorities nationwide and this book answers the need for a teaching resource that promotes Ku12 students' content learning and test-taking abilities. Preparing Students for Testing and Doing Better in School provides teachers with interactive techniques and research-based practices to assist students in learning what they need to succeed on the required classroom tests as well as the high profile tests such as SAT. The book covers preparation for test-taking (anxiety and study skills) as well as strategies for taking essay tests and objective tests. The author includes sample exercises and a final test covering content from each chapter that teachers can use with students.
Dr. Rona Flippo, currently on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association 2012-2015, has taught in public schools and has been a professor of reading and study strategy education at various colleges and universities in the United States, including Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts. She is currently Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Flippo has been a consultant for Educational Testing Services (ETS) and the Georgia Department of Education. Additionally, she has served on various Editorial Boards, on the Board of Directors of the College Reading Association (CRA/ALER), on various committees of the International Reading Association (IRA) and most currently on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association (IRA) 2012-2015. She has published 15 other books and over 100 chapters and articles in prestigious professional books and journals; many of these publications have been on study and test-taking research and strategies. Dr. Flippo has worked extensively with elementary, middle school, high school, community college, and university students and their teachers to develop students' study and test strategies. Thousands of students and teachers have learned how to become "Prepared" for tests and for doing better in school under Dr. Flippo's tutelage.
Foreword by P. David Pearson Acknowledgments About the Author How to Use This Book Note to the Teacher Note to the Student Introduction Part I. Doing Better in School 1. How to Avoid Test Panic Preparing Mentally and Physically Organizing Your Course Content Chapter Summary 2. How to Develop a Game Plan Master Test Schedule for the Term Planning for Each Test Test Analysis Study Schedules for Each Test Planning Test-Study Time Game Plan Checklist Chapter Summary Part II. Preparing for All Tests 3. Strategies for Test-Study Memorizing Organizing Resources Making Study Notes Condensing Study Notes Memorization Techniques Chapter Summary 4. Preparing for Essay Questions and Tests Predicting Questions Short-Answer Questions Long-Answe "Trace" Questions Long-Answer "Compare and Contrast" Questions Long-Answer "Discuss" Questions Practicing Answers Improving Answers With Library Research Chapter Summary 5. Preparing for Objective Questions and Tests Practicing Multiple-Choice Questions Practicing Matching Questions Practicing True/False Question Practicing Completion Questions Group Study for Objective Tests Standardized Tests Chapter Summary Part III. Taking Tests and Doing Better 6. Getting It Together on Test Day On the Way In the Test Room Before Starting to Answer Chapter Summary 7. Taking the Essay Test Budgeting Time Reading the Question Carefully Outlining the Answer Writing Out the Answer Re-Reading Answers Making a Final Check Chapter Summary 8. Taking the Objective Test Test-Taking Steps Test Question Cues Answering Multiple-Choice Questions Answering Matching Questions Answering True/False Questions Answering Completion Questions When and How to Guess Chapter Summary A Final Word Resources Appendix A: A Preparing Students Final Test, Answers to Test Prep Exercises, and Answers to Final Test Appendix B: Forms for Test Preparation and Study Appendix C: Resources for Additional Test Preparation Assistance Appendix D: Glossary References Index
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