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Test Talk!: Understanding the Stakes and Helping Your Children Do Their Best

ISBN: 978-0-7879-8274-4
160 pages
February 2007, Jossey-Bass
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Test Talk! provides a wealth of practical advice on how to deal with common issues that may arise with student testing, from kindergarten through high school. Authors Cheli Cerra and Ruth Jacoby identify 50 “snapshots” of situations that parents typically face when dealing with testing and then give you practical tools to help your children succeed, including helpful checklists, worksheets, and progress reports.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: How to Use This Book ix

Chapter 1: Why Test? 1

Chapter 2: Savvy Study Skills 19

Chapter 3: No Test Stress! 47

Chapter 4: After the Test 65

Chapter 5: The Academic Portfolio 91

Appendix A: Glossary of Testing Terms 111

Appendix B: Resources and References 117

Answer Key 127

About the Authors 131

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Author Information

CHELI CERRA, M.Ed., is a school principal, former teacher, mother of two, and the founder of eduville.com. Under her leadership, her schools received an A+ rating from the Florida Department of Education. Cerra has been featured on radio shows around the country as well as in Women's Day magazine and Fox News.

RUTH JACOBY, Ed.D., is the founding principal of the Somerset Academy charter schools for grades pre-K–12, which also received an A+ rating. She has more than thirty years' experience as an administrator and educator in traditional public, private, and charter schools. Both Cerra and Jacoby are public speakers who regularly present at state and national education conferences.

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“All concerned parents should read this book to make sure you are raising a test-savvy child!”--Stacy DeBroff, Bestselling author, founder of MomCentral.com and TV personality


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