It explains how to think like a test writer. Six organizing principles guide students toward mastery of the critical thinking skills that are required for success. Dozens of sample practice activities promote the development of essential test-taking strategies and skills. Without them, many students will continue to say, “I don’t test well.” With them, students gain skills and confidence and move toward the goal of becoming test savvy.
This book is designed to help parents and teachers:
The Alexanders have, indeed, skillfully and artfully developed a nurturing resource for a highly emotional and stressful topic. I marvel at their continued commitment, drive and desire to make a difference. Reading this was fun! They have managed to demystify and democratize the test-taking process.
Becoming Test Savvy is as necessary for parents as the Bible is for their children. It's hard to fathom how much importance there is just in prep work with a standardized test before we even fill in one bubble. This book is critical to readers because it teaches them to dissect the test and "X ray" the questions.
Becoming Test Savvy provides an explanation of standardized tests in practical terms with incisive and interactive exercises that can be done at home or in a classroom. The book is written for parents and teachers to use with their children and students, taking them step-by-step through the process of becoming test savvy. I can now direct parents, teachers and students to a book that explains in detail how to teach children of any age to become more test-savvy.