12 Powerful Words

  • Larry Bell's 12 Powerful Words: Increase Test Scores and Help Close the Achievement Gap

    What do we mean by powerful words?
    • These are the words that stump students when they take standardized tests. Students may feel intimidated or confused by these words causing them to answer a question incorrectly when they know the answer.

    Understanding 12 POWERFUL WORDS may help students:

    • to better understand what each question means
    • to become familiar with words that require higher order thinking skills
    • to relieve test anxiety
    • to achieve better on tests