Best Methods for ISAAD Prep Success
The ISAAD Test is a 72-question test given to Kindergarten aged children for admission to some of the most prestigious private schools in Dallas, TX. Review TestingMom’s Best Methods to assist your child with test prep success.
- Do as many practice questions as you can – the more comfortable you are with the material, the more confident you will feel!
- Work with your child on test stamina. The ISAAD Test is 72 questions long, so it is quite possibly the longest test your 5 or 6-year-old has ever taken. Many young children do poorly on tests because they have not built up the test stamina it takes to sit for that long.
- While testing stamina is important, it’s important to not overdo it. Practice is 100% effective for the first 25 – 30 minutes and 20% effective after 30 minutes. By taking a break, you’ll go back to 100% effectiveness when you start again.
- There is no penalty for guessing, so always make your best guess.
- To improve your odds of guessing right, ALWAYS eliminate answer choices that you feel are wrong before you guess.
- Watch out for “distractors” – answers that seem obvious but are incorrect.
- Don’t lose focus or get distracted by your surroundings.
- Manage your time – don’t rush, but don’t get stuck on one question either.
- If your child feels anxious, teach them to use breathing techniques and positive self-talk to calm themself. According to Harvard psychologist Jeremy Jamieson, “Recent research suggests that stress doesn’t hurt performance on tests and can even help performance. People who feel anxious during a test might actually do better. If you find yourself feeling anxious, simply remind yourself that your stress could help you do well.”
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