Helpful tips for students taking Florida Standards Assessments and other tests

Posted at 8:15 AM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 10:11:29-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Whether it's for Florida Standards Assessments, class finals, or just a big test during the year, it can be a challenge for students to find the right way to prepare.  

Here are some helpful tips for parents to help their students:

  • Tell their students to stay positive, take their time and do their best.  
  • Review using items like USA Test Prep, Kahn Academy, Compass Learning, etc.  Helps with the basics and reviewing the standards.
  • Get a good night's sleep and eat well
  • Talk with their student about the importance of the tests. They need to pass them to graduate and some count as 30% of their grade. 9th and 10th graders sometimes don't understand the importance until they are in 12th grade still trying to pass the tests.

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If students would like to access the practice tests for the Florida Standards Assessments, click here. 
The purpose of the practice tests is for students to become familiar with the CBT system, functionality, and item types.