Preparing Students for Testing and Doing Better in School Synopsis
This resource provides teachers with interactive techniques and research-based practices to assist students in learning what they need to succeed in classroom tests as well as the high profile assessments such as the SATs. 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.
Preparing Students for Testing and Doing Better in School Press Reviews
Rona Flippo has done it again-given teachers and students a wonderful gift in the form of a book that demystifies this phenomenon we call testing! We should all be grateful that Flippo cares as much as she does about the plight of students and the goals of teachers committed to helping them become the type of students they would like to be. -- From the Foreword by P. David Pearson Testing is an important part of school life. Some students do not do well on tests-not because they don't know the subject matter, but because they don't know how to effectively take or study for the test. This book will help with both of those problems. You can count on the author's solid advice. -- Ed Fry, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University While written for teachers, this book contains much practical knowledge on how students can adequately prepare for and successfully complete the many different types of assessments they face each day in school. -- Richard Robinson, Professor If you want to help students become test-smart, this is the book for you. Rona Flippo is masterful at making a potentially difficult task-taking tests-easy to teach. She provides teachers with an instructional road map that will not only help students get organized for test-taking, but will also show them how to study for and answer essay and objective questions. -- Richard T. Vacca, Professor Emeritus All teachers and parents should read this book! It is timely and important and includes powerful, research-based strategies that will help students learn more and succeed on tests throughout the challenging years of middle school, high school, and college. Each chapter reveals superb, practical tips that every student should know, including ways to avoid test panic and to prepare for every kind of test imaginable. This is one of the best books I've read about practical approaches to test-taking and studying in the current high-stakes testing era. -- Rosalie Fink, Professor of Literacy Teachers will want to run-not walk-to get a copy of this book to help students do better in school. Test preparation is an important real-life skill, and this book provides step-by-step guidance to help students learn how to prepare for tests and demonstrate what they know. -- Linda B. Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education
About Rona F. Flippo
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 ...
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