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Students prep for ARMT and the Stanford Achievement Test
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011 16:20 PM

As there has been a growing pressure for students to increase their performance on standardized tests, schools are doing everything possible to remind the children of healthy approaches they can take to ensure high performance.

Educators at Madison City School in Alabama are preparing their students for taking two standardized tests over the course of the next two weeks, according to the Madison County Record. First, students will take the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) first, followed by the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10).

While some students may have been taking other measures to ensure that they're ready for these exams such as studying, educators are reminding kids that all they may need to succeed is sleep and balanced breakfast.

"Children who are tired are less able to pay attention in class and handle the demands of a test," Cindy Davis, school counselor at Mill Creek Elementary School, told the news provider. "Make sure your child has a healthy breakfast each day."

These measures are often recommended for any standardized test, particularly the healthy breakfast as hunger can be distracting to the test taker.