PSSA Tips for Parents

With the PSSAs coming up soon, we wanted to share some test-taking tips for our families:

  • Encourage your child to do well, but don’t pressure him/her.  You may stress him/her out.
  • It is important for your child to stay relaxed on the test day.  Show your child that you are already proud of his/her work as a student.  Tell them how smart you know he/she is.  This will help build your child’s confidence.
  • Keep a positive attitude about tests.
  • Mark down test days on your calendar so that you and your child are both aware of testing dates.
  • Make sure that your child gets enough sleep the night before the test.
  • Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and avoid heavy foods that make make him/her groggy.  Protein is best.  Also avoid high-sugar foods that may make him/her hyper.
  • Make sure your child brings a healthy snack on test days.
  • Make sure that your child gets up early enough so that he/she is will be on time to school.

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