Tests are a reality in today's education system, but some kids have a difficult time with these tests. Linda Morgan, editor of Parentmap and author of Beyond Smart, visited with KING 5 to talk about what parents can do.

Standardized testing are used as a measure of how students and schools are doing. Tests also show how kids do under pressure. Learning or attention problems, test anxiety, and not knowing how to prepare are factors that can negatively affect test performance.

To become better test takers, parents should make sure their kids eat breakfast, study, stay focused, be positive, and get enough sleep.

For more information, read the complete LearningMap story.

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