Preparing Your Child for the STAAR Test

Preparing Your Child for the STAAR Test

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The STAAR test is just around the corner for many students.

Cheryl Niblo teaches 5th graders at Austin elementary.

She's been preparing children to take test for nearly two decades.

Niblo has been teaching students what they need to know for the test all year and now she says it's up to the parents to take the next step.

"I think the parents just need to reaffirm them. They have worked hard all year and just to give them that confidence that they are ready because they are," said Niblo.

Mrs. Niblo said getting the students prepared for the STARR test, starts here in the classroom. But it doesn't end here. It ends here at home where teachers let go and parents take over.

"Her struggle is that she worries, she comes from a long line of worriers," said Tiffany Lamb. "We worry about things and we try to tell her to put it in God's hands and its going to be fine."

Tiffany Lamb is the mother of 5th grader Carlee.

Carlee is in Mrs. Niblo's reading class. She's taken the test once before but she says test anxiety still gets to her.

"I feel really nervous and my stomach feels weird," said Carlee.

Mrs. Niblo said the key for parents is to make sure your child gets a good night's rest, eats a protean filled breakfast and the secret ingredients --- encouragement.

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