"An excellent tool to help teachers address issues related to testing so thatthose factors do not hinder student success. With an easy format and clear, concise instructions, the book tells not only how but why."
"The authors present strategies that teachers should use throughout the school year, so that students are truly able to 'show what they know' onmandated state tests."
"Connects research to practice and gives examples and strategies for integrating techniques into the general curriculum. The book in itself is a resource, not an additional curriculum."
"What makes this book stand out is the emphasis on a positive attitude toward test preparation and test taking. The strategies are easy to follow and very practical for educators. The authors are humorous and motivating, and as teachers read this book, they will have many 'me too' moments and will want to use the activities and suggestions presented."
Carolyn Chapman is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Her interactive, hands-on professional development training sessions challenge educators to use strategies that ensure success for learners of all ages. Chapman has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom. She is coauthor with Gayle Gregory of the landmark Corwin Press book Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All.
Rita King hasmore than20 years of teacher training experience and administrative experience as principal and director of Middle Tennessee State University's teacher training program in the laboratory school. Most recently, she was an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the university. She now consults internationally in the areas of multiple intelligences, practical applications of brain-based research, differentiated learning, reading and writing strategies, mathematics instruction, creating effective learning environments, and strategies for test success. She is the coauthor of Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas, Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas, and Differentiated Assessment Strategies: One Tool Doesn't Fit All.
Part I. Foreword by Robert Eaker
Part II. Acknowledgments
Part III. About the Authors
Part IV. Introduction
1. The Test Scene
2. Testing: A Word From the Experts
3. The Test-Taking Cast
4. Memory in Action: Learning the Part
5. Preparing the Performer: Internal Readiness for Tests
6. Setting the Environment for Testing
7. Test-Taking Skills and Strategies
8. Attacking Passages and Solving Problems
9. Placing Change in the Spotlight
Part V. Appendix
Part VI. References
Part VII. Recommended Reading for Test Success
Part VIII. Index