I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carson-Dellosa. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
This week my 3rd grader is taking The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test at school each day. The PARCC is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to meet student needs.
Of course, my daughter was a little anxious because they’ve been told just how important these tests are and was really worried of what to expect. As her parent, instead of her teacher, I explained that there was nothing to worry about, to do her best and to just breathe. I also was able to have her prepare at home with the Carson-Dellosa Spectrum Test Practice and Test Prep. Since she LOVES to “play” school each day when she comes home from school – this was perfect for her! She actually enjoyed preparing!
The Spectrum Test Practice and Test Prep is a grade-specific workbook series – in Ella’s case, a 3rd grade level, designed to help students prepare for standardized tests and learn how to become a successful test taker. Test Practice books feature custom-designed practice aligned to the Common Core Standards which is what Ella’s school follows for it’s curriculum. Spectrum Test Prep help students learn how to follow directions, understand different test formats, budget their time wisely and include helpful strategies for avoiding common test taking mistakes and helps to alleviate anxiety for parents and teachers with proven testing strategies and testing materials.
I was so glad to be able to put Ella’s mind to ease about taking the test since she now had an idea of what she would be tested on. There wasn’t any surprises thrown at her. And, I’m happy to report that it helped! After Ella’s first day of test taking, she wasn’t anxious after she started and even finished up with time to spare. Plus – she was excited to go to school this morning to take her test and then participate in some fun activities in the afternoon! I call that some successful test prepping in my book!