The Iowa Assessments: The IOWA is a nationally normed achievement test. Achievement tests measure skills that are learned in school and address specific content areas such as reading and mathematics and measure academic progress standardized tests provided as a service to schools by the College of Education of the University of Iowa.
Tips for parents on how to help their child during standardized testing
- Extra encouragement
During times of extra pressure, children need extra encouragement, comfort and understanding. Help them feel secure and confident. Show them you believe they can do it, and encourage them.
- Help with relaxation techniques
Encourage your children to breath slowly to calm down. A few test taking strategies include taking 10 slow breaths to calm down and refocus, and small sips of water.
- Test taking tips
Encourage your children to answer all the questions they know first and then complete the difficult ones.
- Meals and sleep Breakfast is a very important meal. Make sure it is a healthy meal and pack a wholesome snack. An early bedtime will also ensure that your child is well rested for the exam.