Regular readers know I’ve been exploring various small ways to help our students feel more comfortable on standardized-test-taking days. In fact, our tenth-graders are taking the California High School Exit Exam this week.

I just learned about a study that reports students who drank 10 ounces of water prior to taking a test performed better than those who did not. The previous link will take you to a brief audio report. Drinking water linked to higher test scores for kids: study
is an article from the New York Daily News that explains the study more in-depth. Thanks to Mike Klonsky for the second link.

It falls into the category of “it can’t hurt,” as long as you have an accessible restroom.