The Iowa Test of Basic Skills will be given to all elementary and middle school students next week. A nationally normed text, the ITBS provides a “snapshot” of what the student knows on the particular test day. We present the test as a practical life exercise – how to complete , how to eliminate wrong answers, and how to take a timed test. Help your student during the week of the exam by encouraging her to get a good night’s rest, eat a nutritious breakfast, and remain low key about the exam.