As students prepare to take the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness test (STAAR), some anxiety is to be expected. Standardized testing is a challenging, although important aspect of education. Test results provide data that helps parents, teachers, and students improve academic performance across content topics. In order for students to succeed, it’s important that they feel supported and feel that their hard work is contributing to their future success. Talk to your children about the importance of testing before they take it and be sure to celebrate their hard work once it’s finished.
Here are three ways you can celebrate with your children after they finish taking standardized tests like the STAAR.