I like the idea of giving students candy treats with cute notes for test days. This helps give them some energy power to do their test, and helps students with test taking anxiety. The positive notes starts the test day off on a good foot.
So cute for ITBS testing- pencil made from a mentos and a hershey kiss with encouraging words on the star note. ""You are ready, feel strong! Work carefully & you won't go wrong! Use your noggin, do not stress! Just do your best on the test!
Research shows that when students track their own learning and understanding with student data tracking or graphing binders, there is an improvement in student learning and a tremendous amount of motivation. Awesome data tracking for students.