MEAP Testing Tips for Students

Your Child Will Be Sure to Shine on MEAP Day with These Helpful Test Day Tips

MEAP Tips for Students


  • Get a good night’s sleep the nights prior to testing.
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast/lunch prior to your test.
  • Read each item carefully underlining important ideas in passages if necessary.
  • Select the best answer for all multiple-choice questions, as you’re not penalized for guessing.
  • Erase all stray marks & change answers completely (multiple choice items are machine scored!)
  • Write neatly so scorers can read your responses (Remember, scorers are not familiar with your handwriting!)
  • If you use a diagram to answer a question, make sure to use words as well to explain what the diagram is showing.
  • For many of the math problems you’ll need to show / explain how you got your answer. Don’t just write the answer down!
  • If a question asks for 2 reasons, give 3 or more if you can in case one of your first answers isn’t right.
  • If you don’t know the exact answer, write what you can about the general topic of the question – you may earn partial points!


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