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“Helping Your Child Learn”

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Parent tips from the Utah Education Association

Testing – A More Complete Picture

Contrary to what you may have heard, tests are far from perfect measures of what your child has learned at school. At best, they only measure a portion of what students have learned.

A more complete picture also includes:

  • The teacher's review of your child's daily work in class;
  • Class projects, discussions, and group work.
  • The teacher’s observations of your child as he or she completes classroom assignments; and
  • Conversations with you and your child about how well he or she understands concepts, and how the teacher can work with your child, and with you, to increase your child’s school success.