30 Nov, 2021

Study Smarter, Not Harder for Finals

2021-11-30T07:41:56-06:00Tuesday, November 30, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Testing Strategies|

It's nearing the end of the semester and finals are right around the corner. A little nervous about what lies ahead? Don't worry, you're not the only one. No matter how well you've done during the semester, finals week can leave anyone feeling a bit stressed. However, with a little bit of preparation and some [...]

25 Sep, 2021

Five Ways to Help Students Overcome Test Anxiety

2021-09-25T08:05:39-05:00Saturday, September 25, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Testing Strategies|

Students face immense pressure when it comes to taking exams, making test anxiety a very real battle. Sadly, much of this pressure comes from adults like teachers and parents who want to see their students get college invitations, scholarships, and high-paying jobs. Here at The Tenney School, however, we believe it is time to change this [...]

16 Dec, 2020

The Sad News About STAAR Testing in 2021

2020-12-16T15:38:48-06:00Wednesday, December 16, 2020|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, News, Testing Strategies, Uncategorized|

The Texas Education Association has decided to administer the STAAR this year.  That saddens me not just for the students who will spend the spring semester preparing for it but also for the over-stressed teachers who have worked tirelessly to get students where they need to be this year after losing so much of spring [...]

30 Nov, 2020

How to Prepare for Final Exams: Tips to Help You Succeed

2020-11-30T08:09:08-06:00Monday, November 30, 2020|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Testing Strategies|

With finals right around the corner, it is important that students take steps to ensure that they are properly prepared. The fact is that final exams are not just any test, as they are meant to assess your understanding of materials covered throughout the semester. Furthermore, these exams are often heavily weighted and can mean [...]

26 Feb, 2019

Does Standardized Testing (STAAR) Help or Hurt Your Child?

2019-02-26T12:54:00-06:00Tuesday, February 26, 2019|Parents, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers, Testing Strategies|

Let's talk about standardized testing. This has been a hot topic in American education for years. Why the controversy? Standardized testing takes a good idea to an extreme that doesn't always result in good education. When the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandated standardized testing for all public school students, public educators were forced [...]

30 Nov, 2018

6 Tips to Get Ready for Final Exams

2018-11-30T15:43:34-06:00Friday, November 30, 2018|Learning Strategies, Parents, Tenney Subscribers, Testing Strategies|

Thanksgiving is over, and the end of the semester looms. You want to be able to buckle down and finish strong as you prepare for final exams. Thus far, your pattern of learning has included learning for a few weeks, then sitting down for a test. During the semester, these tests evaluate your short-term memory. [...]

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