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Video: Report Card Styles
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A look into the difference between traditional and newer report card styles, and which is better.

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Video: Life After Low SAT Scores
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

College admission tests don't measure all indicators of college success.

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Video: Grades and Achievement-Part II
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Grades don't always mean students have learned all they need to be prepared for college or work.

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Video: Grades and Achievement-Part I
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why grades aren't always a sign of achievement.

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Video: Flunking Doesn't Work
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Research shows that flunking can actually do more harm than good.

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Video: Do Test Preparation Courses Help?
Friday, April 11, 2008

How to choose the right test preparation courses.

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Video: Bribery for Grades
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips to motivate kids to earn good grades.

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Tips for Parents: More Standardized Testing?
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A testing expert, James Popham, makes recommendations about the quantity and quality of standardized testing in America's schools.

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Tips for Parents: Test Scores
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand why it's important to keep perspective when it comes to test scores.

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Tips for Parents: Flunking
Monday, March 31, 2008

Learn why "flunking" a student is never the right solution.

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The National Center for Fair and Open Testing
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

With publications, a position statement on NCLB, fact sheets on such topics as multiple choice tests, retention and testing, authentic accountability, and “The Dangerous Consequences of High Stakes Standardized Testing.”

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Test Anxiety
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What causes it, who is likely to have it, and learning ways to deal with it.  Includes Test Taking Tips.  Also available in Spanish.

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Preparing for the ACT
Monday, March 17, 2008

What’s Inside:  Full-length practice tests, including writing; information about the optional writing test, strategies to prepare for the tests, and what to expect on test day.  Prepared by ACT, this 80 page guide is free of charge, but ACT advertises more if its commercial products at the end of the guide.

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Collegeboard.com
Monday, March 03, 2008

Information for students, parents, and educators about the SAT and other college board tests, how to plan for college, find and apply for college, and how to pay for college. The site also includes a link to information in Spanish.

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Checklist for Test Anxiety
Monday, March 03, 2008

From How-to-Study.com, this resource includes a checklist for identifying test anxiety, and tips on what you can do to relax for that next test.

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21st Century Cheating
Friday, February 29, 2008

This article, from Scholastic, discusses the ways kids cheat today and what parents can do to discourage their kids from cheating.

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