THE TEST MAKER IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET ADVICE 
Test makers have their own agenda: make the test accurate for their purpose.  The best way to do this is to have students do questions the “typical” way, not the most efficient way.

READ THE QUESTIONS FIRST
This is the most common reading “strategy” known.  Anyone who wants to be a "Test Prep Specialist" starts with this.  The problem is that it rarely works.  Reading strategies depend on the type of passage, and strength and style of the reader.Type your paragraph here.

PREPARATION DOESN'T WORK

Even test preparers recommend it and have their own programs.


HIGH SCORERS MAKE THE BEST PREP TEACHERS 
Often people with high scores have no idea how they got them.  They are so smart that they just “know” the answers.  Preparation skill comes from knowing strategies that work for all students.  

Top Test Prep Myths

I'LL JUST USE THE PREPARATION AT SCHOOL

Many High Schools offer preparation courses.  While it is convenient and often free or at low cost, teachers are not necessarily test preparation specialists.  In our experience, these courses are usually "content" review and are redundant and lacking strategies.

TAKE A PRACTICE TEST FIRST

Practice tests, without preparation does not improve scores.  When doing a test, a student is putting down as much information as possible; not remembering information.

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The Test Preparation Specialists