Thursday, April 30, 2015

How To “Survive” SBAC Testing Tips and Advice By Hudson and Bennett

SBAC Testing is coming up and supposedly you are nervous. If you are not, you don’t need to read this. The whole point of this is how to “survive” SBAC Testing and do well on it. Here’s the most important two things:

  • Take care of yourself by having a good sleep and a good breakfast. For example, you might want to get nine or more hours of sleep. So if you wake up at 7:00 AM you want to go to bed before 10:00 PM. 
  • Do some stretches to get your body going and your mind starting to wake up the morning of the test.
In class about a week ago we were learning about the brain. I read an article about the best studying strategies for the brain. I will list some of them here:

Study Strategies/Steps for Any Test:
  1. Make sure you have all materials so you don’t need to get up to get your notebook or something during the test.*
  2. Write down your worries, questions, or concerns about the test before the test so you can focus on them and try to fix/answer them while you're studying instead of while taking the test.*
  3. Take a few deep breaths before starting and even during the test.*
  4. Review your first problem, talk out loud very quietly or whisper as you write down your problem. You can probably whisper your problem during the test but not loudly.
  5. While studying, after a couple of reviewed questions take a 10-15 minute break. NO TV OR ELECTRONICS.
  6. Review a little information again when you're about to go to bed.
  7. Get a good night sleep for the whole week so your brain will rest before the test. This helpful so you and your brain won’t stress out.*
  8. As well eat a healthy breakfast like eggs and fruit and no junk food.
  9. Also keep yourself hydrated during and before the test so you won’t get major headaches and it won’t stress you out. (Also, try not to spill the water because that would be really bad.)*

*= You can probably do these during the actual SBAC test.

Good luck and do your best at all times and don’t stress out! :)

Sources: Brain Topics: Brain Compatible Study Strategies by Lori Desautels


  1. Good job on Explaining what the SBAC test.

  2. Thanks for the tips! I also saw this on Google+. I hope this will help us "survive" the SBAC Test! It seems really complex and harder than the Star Test.
    I think everyone would be somewhat nervous though... ;) Good Lucky Everyone~~~

  3. These tips seem very helpful. I'll be sure to try some of these out for testing. Also, these tips are very similar to those that we tried out in Science/Tech and we saw that many of them really do help so that is excellent. I think everyone will do great on the SBAC Testing if they just try their best. Good blog post Bennett and Hudson!

  4. Thanks for the tips! I will be sure to use some of them during SBAC testing and probably any other stressful tests. Good blog Hudson and Bennett! Good luck on SBAC testing everyone! :D

  5. I'm sure many people will appreciate the tips for the testing. It really proves that knowing about the brain can really benefit you. Good job on the blog! It was informative on how to get the most use out of your brain.

  6. Thanks for the tips that would be very helpful for many people and for me.It can really help the people that are stress out, and tell people what to do when they have a test coming.Good job on the blog it would help people to do great on their test.

  7. Sai Srikrishna GujjeMay 4, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    Thanks for the tips. Really useful. Great Blog!

  8. These are great tips to use and I will try them out before the SBAC testing.

  9. These are great! I will use at least most of them.

  10. Great Tips! I am sure they will help me during the SBAC testing.

  11. Great job on the tips for the SBAC testing. They might help me.

  12. JohnPatrick S. B-)May 6, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    These are great tips to help me SBAC testing. great job on the blog you two.

  13. These are some really helpful tips. Good job on the blog!

  14. These tips are very effective. They seem to work I think this should be great for all tests. Great job on your blog.

  15. These tips are very effective. They seem to work I think this should be great for all tests. Great job on your blog.