This is the time of the year in school districts all over Kansas that testing is conducted. The data we receive from these tests help us to determine placement for students, identify areas that students are in need of extra assistance, and it provides a starting point for teachers to improve their instruction. If you are wondering how you can help your student perform their best on the test there are several things you can consider. Rest is a very overlooked, but necessary item when considering the success of a student on a test. Providing a good meal is also a big factor. And sometimes just providing them a little confidence boost will make a big difference.