At least 5 times a week, someone will share that their son or daughter is a poor test taker. We all know people who ace the test with no effort but much can be gained by focused studying and commitment and I do not just mean test scores!
Tests may not always show knowledge and skills — that 7 in Physics was tough freshman year (yes out of 100!) but I learned so much about attention to detail and focus. How many times do we see 2^3 (2 to the 3rd) = 6 rather than 8? I call these “fuzzy errors”. People can improve their test scores and their attention to detail by answering the exact question and noticing the finer points of what they are being asked.
How did I learn to do this? The hard way — btw, my next score in Physics was exciting because it was double digit — 11! (because class avg was so low, I still managed a C in the class).