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How can the home life affect the way the child does with tests?

-- Melanie Marshall (, April 20, 2001


Melanie. My thought is that home life can impact students as test takers,. but maybe the question should be "How can I help students who have tough home lives, to do better on tests?" Much is being written about resiliency and the building of same. So my questions would be, what can I as a teacher, influence. Possibly some of the following: preparation for test taking, a safe environment; a strong connection (relationship) with the child; being clear about where I'm going when I teach prior to testing; setting high standards, regardless of the diversity or economic status of my students; thinking up, instead of thinking down; being positive, and choosing not to frustrate over what I cannot control.

-- Lil hosman (, April 25, 2001.

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