How can I help my child be successful on SOL tests?
- Set aside time every day for your child to do homework. Review your child's homework when you can.
- Set up a designated area for your child to study. Have supplies ready that your child may need.
- Know when the SOL tests are given. Mark these dates on your family calendar.
- Display a positive attitude about the SOL tests. Help your child understand that tests are a part of school and life.
- Review your child's curriculum and/or the SOL Blueprints- talk to your child about what he or she is learning. Help your child learn.
- Make sure your child understands the value you place on his or her achievement.
- Encourage your child to stay relaxed and calm during the SOL tests. If your child gets nervous about tests, give him or her ideas of ways to stay calm.
- Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a good breakfast before the SOL tests.
- Remind your child to bring his or her glasses to school on all of the testing days.
- Make sure your child is at school on time so that he or she won't feel rushed on the testing days.
- Encourage your child to try hard and do his or her best every day in school.
- Ask your child's teacher about areas of strength and weakness. Ask for specific suggestions of how to help your child improve.
- Help your child keep the tests in perspective. It's one indication of student achievement- not the measure by how we determine whether or not your child is worthy.
- Remind your child to bring his or her Chromebook fully charged on testing days.
Be your child's number one achievement cheerleader!