horizon testingLike it or not, testing and test data play a major role in the American education system. While children have been given standardized tests for years, it seems that tests carry more weight than they ever have before.

To give your children an advantage, enroll them into after school care at one of our 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Let us help increase your child's grades and proficiency testing scores with our individualized learning techniques. Getting additional help can make a big difference for students who are doing well, as well as for students who are struggling. Our centers give your child the opportunity to work on academic skills in a different setting and at his or her own pace.

If you have done your best to communicate with your child's teacher so you know which tests your child is taking when, you can then make certain that the routine your child follows before and after a test is helpful.

  • Make sure your child gets enough sleep the night before a test.
  • Give your child a nutritious breakfast before a test.
  • Make sure your child has the supplies he or she needs. The school may supply test booklets but you may need to make sure your child has a pencil and eraser.
  • Help your child with any anxiety he or she may feel. You can reassure your child or offer suggestions such as breathing techniques that your child can use to relax.

While you can't be there to comfort your child during the test., you can help your child overall by encouraging good study habits, helping him or her learn with educational games, and staying in contact with your child's school.