School is underway, and students are already preparing for their first quizzes and tests of the academic year. Many students experience anxiety and apprehension around test taking and staying focused for exams. TVT is sharing guidance and resources to navigate this challenge and help alleviate those butterflies!
Understanding Test Anxiety
Research shows that test anxiety impairs a student’s ability to recall and concentrate during testing situations, leading to lower performance. According to Understood, test anxiety can appear in different ways and at unexpected times. Common signs of test anxiety include:
Strategies for Support
According to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Harvard University, test anxiety can appear before, during, or after an exam. Here are suggestions for managing test anxiety during these phases:
Our team has found several podcasts to consider for additional support when learning about test anxiety. These include:
Additional articles that we found helpful are below:
We would love to support your students of all ages as they navigate and manage test anxiety in their academic work and test prep. Check out our full list of services and reach out to discuss a custom tutoring plan for your student.