Social Stories for Tests & Homework

An integral part of a student’s education is ensuring comprehension of the subjects being taught. This is reinforced through the assignment of homework, and comprehension is assessed through exams and testing. 

Exams can be nerve wracking for students but there are ways you can help your child or students prepare. Using a behavior story can help you to set expectations for your child and help them understand the what and why of a situation! 

Standardized tests may have their own unique set of rules and expectations for students. Some tests may have time limits, or have different sections that need to be completed in a specific order. 

If you are helping your student prepare for a standardized test, be sure to make your behavior social story as specific as possible. Use your student’s special interest areas (such as favorite cartoon characters) to reinforce potential scenarios and the appropriate responses to them. 

Learn more about using behavior social stories to prepare your students for exams and to reinforce the importance of homework! 

The special education resources on this page were authored by Watson Institute’s Lisa Plastino, M.Ed., special education consultant.

These behavior social stories may benefit your students.  They can be downloaded, saved and edited to suit your needs.  The * notation indicates the story is  formatted in a Power Point presentation and the ** notation indicates a Power Point with sound narration.  Each Power Point has animation included on each slide.  Some occur automatically – some occur on a “click”.  Feel free to send comments or questions to [email protected].

Sometimes Kids Don’t Get 100%

Sometimes Kids Don’t Get 100% – Longer Version

Taking Tests

PSSA Tests*

Princesses Do Their Homework


Taking the PSSAs

Taking the MAP Test

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