The Test-Taking Strategy is designed to be used while taking classroom tests. Students allocate time and priority to each section of the test, carefully read and focus on important elements in the test instructions, recall information using mnemonic devices, systematically and quickly progress through a test, make well-informed guesses, check their work, and take control of the testing situation. The emphasis is on teaching adolescents and adults who struggle with learning.
In studies, students who learned the Test-Taking Strategy achieved an average 10-point increase on tests. Before learning the strategy, students correctly answered an average of 65 percent of test questions. After they mastered the strategy, they answered an average of 75 percent of the questions correctly.The Test-Taking Strategy Research