ERIC Number: ED289060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
Test Anxiety Reduction. Curriculum Guide.
Silverman, Eda; Hanna, Joyce
This curriculum guide is intended to assist teachers in helping their adult and teenage students learn to cope with their test anxiety. The introduction examines some of the causes of test anxiety and its negative ramifications from the standpoint of class placement, class grades, employment opportunities, and job advancement. General guidelines for presenting the curriculum (which is designed to be incorporated into four 2-hour classes) to students are listed. Procedural outlines are provided for each of the four classes. The objectives and goals, instructional procedures, and validation methods to be used in each class are cross-referenced. The following are among the topics covered during the four classes: physical and emotional behaviors associated with test anxiety, test anxiety as a conditioned fear, additional stressors experienced by minorities and women, general sources of test anxiety, childhood messages that lead to test anxiety, personal character traits that influence self-image, the connection between self-image and behavior, the phenomenon of catastrophicizing, strategies for reversing negative messages, strategies for taking reading and math tests, the benefits of exercise to reducing test anxiety, physical relaxation, stress reduction, methods of handling success, and ways of coping with anxiety. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Advisory Services.
Authoring Institution: CORA-Neumann Program, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests; 310 Project
Note: For related documents, see CE 049 285-286.