Standardized tests are designed to measure a small part of your child’s ability- tests measure the kind of skills and knowledge that happen in left side of the brain – everyone has those skills, but for some visual kids those skills may not be very strong. What can you do at home to take some of the stress out of this time?
Standardized testing is serious business at school. So what do you, as a parent, do to prepare your child? What do you do to make sure he takes this seriously and scores well? What if you don’t like this whole idea of standardized tests? What then? What do you tell your child?
Research has proven that when children participate in art, their test scores are higher. We’re excited to see research is proving what we knew all along, but we don’t do art because it helps with test scores.
It’s time for kids to sharpen their pencils and get ready for standardized testing. While this is not good news for anyone involved, did you know research has proven that participation in art class can improve test scores?
Several new studies have been published recently on the relationship between the arts and test scores. The Journal of Educational Leadership recently published an article – The Art and Craft of Science: by Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein.