Every parent and teacher knows that students’ motivation levels plummet after spring break. Summer break is soooooo close. Even teachers begin running on fumes, and day dream for that moment when the final bell of the year rings.
Yes, April and May are two months that just about everyone at school would rather just dim the lights, lean back, and take a well-deserved nap. This would be a great idea but for one thing:
Standardized test season.
Alas, April and May are two months chocked to the gills full of standardized tests: ACT, SAT, AP, and every state’s 3-8th grade student growth exams. For these two months, public schools turn into test-prep factories.
The debate about the need for all this testing is another article. For now, teachers like you should have the skills to support your students academically and emotionally during this stressful time. In this article we’ll discuss how to support both younger and older students during standardized test season.