# Bison Best Tips

## With NWEA school assessments quickly approaching, we want to make sure you feel prepared.

The math portion of the state test is divided into 4 strands. Below you will find the strand that is the majority of your students state math test. This will be a great starting point for review and preparation! Below, you will find resources for your child to begin daily practice on each type of question that will fall under the most tested standard. Daily practice will help students better understand and build confidence, but also help you, the LC, see any possible gaps that need addressed and remediated before the testing day.

*Click on the yellow, grade level bar and it will take you to the Math Frameworks where you will see descriptions of what is expected for each of the topics listed. Click on one of the blue words to practice on that topic.*

Multiplication & Division: Estimate, Dividing Fractions, Multiply Fractions, Money

Parent, Student and Teacher Guides provide a list of test-taking tips, objectives covered in the test, practice tests. Discuss these materials with your student to help them prepare for the tests.

Proportional Relationships: Writing Equations, Graphing, Graphing Relationships

Proportions, Rates, & Ratios: Rates from Proportions, Real-World Problems,

Linear Equations & Inequalities: Write a Linear Function, Linear & Nonlinear, Inequalities

Order of Operations: Order of Operations, Distributive Property, Solve Equations, Rational Numbers

Parent, Student and Teacher Guides provide a list of test-taking tips, objectives covered in the test, practice tests. Discuss these materials with your student to help them prepare for the tests.

Linear & Non-Linear Functions: Identify Functions, Linear Function, Linear Function, Linear & Nonlinear Function

Linear Function Representations: Graph the Function, Linear Equation, Inequalities

Algebraic Expressions: Distributive Property, Properties of Addition & Multiplication

Equations & Inequalities: Inequalities, Graph and Equation, Linear Equations

Parent, Student and Teacher Guides provide a list of test-taking tips, objectives covered in the test, practice tests. Discuss these materials with your student to help them prepare for the tests.

## Ready to jump in and take a practice test? Click on the yellow bar below to start preparing for the state tests. Practicing will help build your student's reading stamina before the big testing day. This website has both math and reading practice tests. Just choose your grade and subject to get started.

Being able to stick with something for an extended period of time is referred to as having stamina. A student with reading stamina is able to read independently and focus for long periods of time. Reading stamina is needed for your child to be able to stay focused and be successful on state tests.

4. Celebrate progress by sharing about your book and planning a visit to pick out a new book.

## How Do I Help My Student Build Reading Stamina?

Follow along with Gail Boushey as she gives tips and practice time to build 10 minutes of stamina.
Build 10 minutes of Reading Stamina at Home | Reading at Home 5/9

## Be on the lookout for the next Reading Standards edition!

Barbie Sloan

OVCA Standards Specialist

SY 2020 - 2021