Our 3rd graders are learning test-taking strategies. To help reinforce these practices, my team created a rubric, or checklist, to be used each time a reading or math test is taken. We staple these to the top of each test to help students see what we expect. This also helps to serve as an effort-based score. Students show a higher level of effort when they complete each of these items. We have discussed the difference between simply placing a checkmark next to the item and actually completing each item!
Here's our checklist for reading:
So...you think you're done with your READING test? Let's see!
Read ALL of the questions?
Read the ENTIRE passage?
Answer every question?
Prove your answers?
Go back and check your work?
There is a box for yes/no next to each question. I have the PDF, but for some reason I am not able to upload it here. If you would like it let me know, and I'll e-mail it to you!
Here's the checklist for math:
So...you think you're done with your MATH test? Let's see!
Read every problem?
Highlight important information?
Show your work (including MAPS on word problems)?
Answer each problem?
Go back and check your answers?