Additional Resources

PARENT ENGAGEMENT SURVEY FOR THE GEORGIA DOE

Each year the Georgia Department of Education, Division for Special Education, requires all school districts in the state to distribute a parent survey to parents of students with disabilities.  This year, the survey will be available to all parents on line.  The survey window opened on January 15, 2017 and will close on April 15, 2017.  This compilation of the surveys will be reported in the Annual Performance Report for our district which will be provided in the fall of this year.

2017 parent survey flyer-17tj34b

The College Board launched “Daily Practice for the New SAT” – a free app that allow students to “scan and score” a paper PSAT/NMSQT or SAT practice test with their mobile device and receive instant score feedback and connect to practice resources.

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/daily-practice-app

Daily Practice for the New SAT

Quote of the Week: “Never allow where you are, what you have or who you are with to define who you are! ~Bishop Dale C. Bronner~

Studying Resources 

http://www.how-to-study.com/

http://www.studyguidezone.com/resource tips.htm

http://www.studygs.net/

http://lsc.cornell.edu/Sidebars/Study_Skills_Resources/SKResources.html

http://www.educationcorner.com/study-skills.html

Parent Corner
The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Executive
Functioning By Rebecca Branstetter Web sites:
Executive Functioning Issues: Strategies You Can Try at Home
Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executives Functions

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/executive-functioning-issues/executive-functioning-issues-strategies-you-can-try-at-home

http://www.childmind.org/en/posts/articles/2012-8-20-helping-kids-executive-functions-organization

Test Taking Strategies

1. Analyze how you did on a similar test in the past. Review your previous tests and
sample tests provided by your teacher. Each test you take prepares you for the next one!
2. Arrive early for tests. List what you need beforehand to avoid panic.
Good preparation prepares you for the task at hand.
3. Be comfortable but alert. Choose a comfortable location with space enough that you need Don’t slouch; maintain good posture.
4. Stay relaxed and confident. Keep a good attitude and remind yourself that you are going to do your best. If you find yourself panicking, take a few deep breaths. Don’t talk to other students right before: stress can be contagious.
5. Read directions carefully! Avoid careless errors.
6. If there is time, quickly look through the test for an overview. Scan for keywords. If permitted, jot any notes that come to mind.
7. Answer questions in a strategic order: Easy questions first to build confidence. Then those with the most point value. On objective tests, eliminate obvious incorrect
answers. On essay tests, broadly outline your answer and sequence of points.
8. Review! if you have time. Resist the urge to leave or stop when you complete the exam. Check if you have answered all the questions, and not made any errors or mismarked any answers.
9. Change answers to questions if you erred, or misread the question! You may also find infor-mation in the test that will correct a previous answer.
10. Decide on and adopt study strategies that work best for you. Review where you succeed and where you are challenged. Check out your academic support center or a trusted teacher for advice.
Remember to model test taking strategies. Think alouds work great when modeling strategies.

Click here: Test Taking Strategies

http://www.studygs.net/online/onlinetest.htm