It's about that time of the year for midterms or finals!
I teach middle school, so only have a midterm for my 8th grade Algebra students. I am wondering how much emphasis you (or your school) place on the these test scores. I am guessing for high school, much more than we do at the middle school level.
For my 8th grade group, the final at the end of the year helps to determine placement of students in high school.
Any tips or suggestions for making an 8th graders first midterm experience pleasant? (as pleasant as it can be!)