Higher standards and greater accountability have contributed to an alarming rise in test anxiety in our students. To help them pass mandated assessments, teachers drill on facts and give endless practice tests. But teaching to the test isn't enough. High stakes testing produces high anxiety that, in turn, lowers performance. Teachers, parents, and kids must do more to minimize its negative effects and increase test results. But where do we begin? Test Anxiety & What You Can Do About It offers constructive and powerful strategies that specifically target the physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms of anxiety. This book serves as a comprehensive and practical guide for test- takers of all ages. It is an essential resource for teachers and parents of students who are faced with the increased testing mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act Take control! Increase understanding, enhance recall, regulate emotions, and improve test performance through the reduction of test anxiety. This book is the right resource at the right time!
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