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21st Century Cheating

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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Checklist for Test Anxiety

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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Collegeboard.com

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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Preparing for the ACT

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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Test Anxiety

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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The National Center for Fair and Open Testing

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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Tips for Parents: Flunking

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

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Tips for Parents: More Standardized Testing?

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

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

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Video: Bribery for Grades

Tips to motivate kids to earn good grades.

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Video: Do Test Preparation Courses Help?

How to choose the right test preparation courses.

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Video: Grades and Achievement-Part I

Why grades aren't always a sign of achievement.

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Video: Grades and Achievement-Part II

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

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Video: Life After Low SAT Scores

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

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Video: Report Card Styles

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

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