Parents who always take an interest in their children's homework, stay in communication with their teachers to monitor their academic progress, and constantly encourage their children's curiosity are helping their kids prepare for any test. One of the best ways to help your daughter be prepared for standardized tests is by encouraging good study skills throughout the year. Provide a comfortable, well-lit place for your daughter to study and offer to help when needed. If you notice she's having problems, talk to her teacher right away -- don't wait until the day before the test.
Research shows that you can help your child perform better by making sure that she gets a good night's sleep and eats a nutritious breakfast before tests. Another important tip is to be supportive without pressuring your child. You don't want her to develop test anxiety. And don't be overly anxious about any test scores, but always encourage her to take tests seriously. Finally, remember to never judge her on the basis of a single test score.