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Reduce children’s test anxiety with these tips – and a re-think of what testing means

The term “test anxiety” typically conjures up images of a high school or university student obsessing over an upcoming exam. Certainly, older students have been the focus of more than a half a century of research examining test and assessment anxiety and its impact on grades. Researchers know that such test anxiety generally has a [...]

By |2019-03-04T17:35:45+11:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Great Scores But Unhappy Kids

You’d be well aware that late last year, the OECD published  the latest of their PISA tables.    But did you know that as this article shows, the tests are not all about numeracy and literacy?   As part of the tests, students were asked to agree or disagree with a whole range of statements. One of which was: [...]