Tips to Increase Student Performance
Here are ten measures that you can take to ensure your students’ success:
1. Practice Tests
Give students plenty of practice by offering them sample questions. Make sure the questions you provide mimic the wording of the actual test questions.
2. Online Programs
Programs such as USA Test Prep provide students with immediate feedback and give teachers a measure of their students’ performance.
Webster Grammar as well as other sites can be used as remediation for those students who are not performing where they should be performing.
If your students complete practice tests, review the tests with your students. If many students choose the wrong answer choice for a specific question, ask students why. If you do, you will understand how your students think and be able to have a better understanding of why they choose the wrong answer choice.
5. Last but not least—Good, Old Encouragement
Tell students what this test means to their future as well as to their ability to graduate high school. Emphasize to students that their test results are kind of like a ghost that will follow them to college or to anyone, i.e. employers, who sees a copy of their transcript. If you give students the reasoning behind why they should do a good job, you may encourage many of your students to perform to the best of his/her ability.