When a test is to be given, you can help by making sure your student... . gets plenty of sleep the night before the test; . has breakfast on the morning of the test; . goes to school on the day of the test; . knows you think he/she will do well on the test; . knows you understand that the test is important.
To help your student learn at home... . encourage your student to read; . be interested in what your student does in school (ask what happens each day); . ask to see your student's school papers; . talk with and listen to your student (ask each other questions and share experiences); . visit stores, museums, festivals, etc., with your student and talk about them; . go to parent-teacher conferences; . let your student know that you think a good education is important; . get to know your student's teacher; . tell your student that it is okay to ask the teacher questions; . check frequently to ensure that your student is completing all assigned work in a timely manner; . urge your student to strive for excellence in all that he/she does.