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Each child wrote a recipe for what would make a good test taker before their state exams. They included things like determination, confidence, concentration, as well as things like rest and water. SO CUTE, and I think really makes a good point

Motivational sign to encourage our students to do well on the upcoming state tests.

A motivational note to help get students ready for their state testing. Show your students you believe in them, while gently reminding them of taking their time and following directions. $

End That Test With a Bang! Before state testing each student is given a balloon to write their name on it. At the end of the testing window, we take them down and pop them! They love it!

The Thinker Builder: Our Jar of "Best Thinking": A Fun Idea for State-Testing Time

BEST TEST PREP VIDEO EVER! There needs to be more educators like these women!!!! This music video (based on Beyonce's "All the Single Ladies") was created by teachers at Harman School in the Oakwood City School District in Dayton, Ohio as a tool to help motivate students each morning during Ohio Achievement Test week. It was quite a hit!

Motivation for FCAT for my kiddos!!!!

Testing Treat-Crunch - Great for when MAP testing comes around

Standardized Testing Parent Letter -- I especially like handing each student a note from their parent before the test (if any of my students parents forget I will make sure I have an encouraging note for them from me!)