Category Archives for "Test Anxiety"

March 17, 2019

5 Strategies for Testing Taking Success

Testing season can be the cause of anxiety and frustration for students and teachers alike. As school counselors, we have the unique ability to help prepare our students for test success in a multitude of ways. In addition to helping reinforce test-taking skills, we can teach students how to handle and cope with the big […]

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March 14, 2019

Test Anxiety: Activities and Ideas That Help

Activities to support students with test anxiety.

High stakes state testing can generate a lot of anxiety for students and adults alike. Counselors are uniquely prepared to support students so they have the strategies to manage this anxiety and do the best they can. Five Confident Counselors share their go-to activities and ideas for testing season.Positive Thinking & Calming StrategiesDuring testing season, […]

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April 6, 2018

Build Positive Attitudes During Testing Season

Testing season can be a time of stress in schools for students and teachers. It can be hard to maintain an optimistic outlook. But we all know that positive attitudes have been shown to improve performance. How’s a school counselor to help? We can build positive attitudes during testing through some simple school-wide initiatives. With […]

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March 6, 2017

Supporting Students with Test Anxiety

It’s March already?! When did that happen? During this time of year, we inevitably see a rise in test anxiety for students and staff alike. While we cannot prevent the tests from happening, we can better prepare our students and staff to cope with these challenges. This month’s tips provide suggestions for helping students become more aware of their anxiety, […]

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March 6, 2017

12 Books to Help Kids Overcome Test Anxiety

Do you know a child that underperforms on tests no matter how much they study and prepare? Do they struggle to concentrate during exams because they are preoccupied with thoughts of failing?  Do they find it difficult to recall information that previously came to them with ease? If this sounds like a child you know, […]

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