How Can I Help My Child Perform Well On the SOL’s?

  • The focus of the presentation will be to give parents strategies and examples on how to help their child be successful on the SOL tests.

“Jail” the Detail!

  • Highlight, underline, or circle the details in the questions!
  • This helps you focus on exactly what the question is asking.

Be Slick and Predict!

  • Predict what the answer is BEFORE you read the choices.

Slash the Trash!

  • Read ALL choices.
  • Eliminate any choice(s) that you know is a wrong answer.
  • The choice is obviously trash!
  • Slash the Trash!

Plug It In, Plug It In!

  • Once you have chosen your answer, plug it in and make sure it makes sense!

9 x 8 = ?

Be Smart With Charts & Zap the Maps!

  • Charts and maps provide information to answer questions.
  • Analyze all information provided before answering questions.

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

  • If the directions say read.... READ!
  • Learn the difference between scan and read.

Be A Whiz… With the Grid!

  • Beware! If the answer is not bubbled in exactly right.... YIKES! It will be wrong!

Keep On Keeping On!

  • If you get to a couple of questions that you just don’t know, DON’T GIVE UP!

Finish Line

If You SNOOZE, You Will LOSE!

  • Don’t leave a question unanswered.
  • You will not have any chance of getting it right!

Check It Out!

  • When you have completed the test, GO BACK and check your work.
  • Go the extra mile to reaffirm your answers!

SOL Test Taking Tips

  • Get plenty of sleep the night before the test.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and dress for the temperature of your classroom.
  • If you are supposed to wear glasses, wear them!

SOL Test Taking Tips

  • Eat a well-balanced breakfast on the morning of the test.
  • Keep a positive attitude.
  • Listen carefully to all directions.
  • Be alert, but calm.
  • Take your time.

SOL Test Taking Tips

  • Pay very close attention to the sample questions.
  • Look for CUE words. Sometimes these words are written in all capital letters. They may be printed in bold, italics, or underlined. Some CUE words you might see on the test : not, except, most, best.
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