We also plan on providing treat bags to every students during the test. We usually include a piece of gum, some chocolate, smarties, and a life saver. We hope this makes a long, hard test seem not so bad. It also provides some energy for their brains.
Our school has planned a very fun incentive to help ensure that students try their best on the test. As teachers monitor and walk around, they will be paying attention to which students (hopefully all of them) are trying hard. After all tests are completed (they last about 2 weeks at our school) the students who tried on every test will be rewarded with an hour of fun on 4 huge inflatables.
What does your school do to help students during the long testing weeks?
Do you do anything to thank parents and students at the end of the year?