Preparing students for computer-based testing (CBT) is essential in today's educational landscape. CBT is different from traditional paper-and-pencil tests, so students need specific skills and strategies to perform well. Here why Castle Learning can help you prepare students for CBT:
1. Familiarize Students with the Testing Environment
- Let them practice using the same type of computer or device they will use during the test.
- Familiarize students with the testing platform and user interface.
2. Understand the Test Format:
- Ensure students know the structure of the CBT, including the number of sections, types of questions, and scoring methods.
- Make sure they are familiar with any special features of the CBT platform, such as the ability to flag questions for review.
3. Provide Practice Tests:
- Offer practice tests that mimic the format and content of the actual CBT. This helps students become comfortable with the format and identify areas where they need improvement.
- Review and discuss the results of practice tests to identify strengths and weaknesses.
4. Simulate Testing Conditions:
- Conduct practice tests in an environment that simulates actual testing conditions, including distractions, time limits, and the use of the same devices they will use during the test.
Overall, preparation for computer-based testing requires a combination of technology skills, test-taking strategies, and practice. By guiding students through these steps, you can help them feel more confident and perform their best on CBT assessments. Castle Learning’s equation editor mimics what they will see on the Questar browser and will prepare your students for the upcoming state tests.
If your teachers need training and time to work on the Castle Learning interface, please check the registration system for upcoming workshops or reach out to me directly.
By: Alexandra Freer, CA BOCES Learning Resources
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