I watched a young child take a test.
This child is sometimes discouraged when it comes to test taking and at times will even stop taking the test.
As she took a recent test, I noticed that the first question was an easy, accessible, and inspiring question.
The little girl knew the answer and that energized her efforts for the rest of the test.
This reminds me that it's good to start any test or assessment with a question that's accessible and inspiring to all--that sets the stage for better work, effort, and performance.