~ Read each question carefully and think about ways to solve the problem before you try to answer the question.

~ Answer the questions you are sure about first. If a question seems too difficult, skip it and go back to it later.

~ Be sure to fill in the answer bubbles correctly. Do not make any stray marks around answer spaces.

~ Think positively. Some problems may seem hard to you, but you may be able to figure out what to do if you read each question carefully.

~ When you have finished each problem, reread it to make sure your answer is reasonable.

~ Relax. Some people get nervous about tests. It's natural. just do your best.

~ Learn how to answer each kind of question. FSA and EOC mathematics tests have several types of questions, including but not limited to: multiple-choice, equation response, drag-and-drop, multi-select, graph, gridded-response, short-response, and extended-response.

~ Allow about 5 minutes to answer the "Think, Solve, Explain" questions and about 10 to 15 minutes to answer the long ones.

~ Read the question carefully.

~ If you do not understand the question, read and answer one part at a time.

~ Be sure to answer every part of the question.

~ Use numbers and other information from the problem to answer the question.

~ Show your work. This shows that you understand how to solve the problem.

~ Write your explanations in clear, concise language. Use only the space provided.

~ Check your work to make sure the procedure and calculations are correct.

~ Reread your explanation to make sure it says what you want it to say.