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ERIC Number: ED530159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Eight Ways to Support Students during Standardized Tests. Classroom Tips
Higdon, Julie; Holcomb, Linda Laine
Phi Delta Kappa International
Standardized testing time often creates a nervous atmosphere in classrooms. In past years one of the authors joined a chorus of teachers singing her own woes about the infamous test. She increased her daily caffeine intake, lost sleep, and became a nervous, crazed teacher who had turned her classroom into a test prep center. Her aha moment came when she realized her test anxiety stemmed from a lack of confidence in her teaching and in the capabilities of her students. Worse yet, her students reflected her nervousness and were unable to think clearly. Determined to find a better way, she sought solutions to help students deal with the emotional drama that surrounded each testing day. In this paper the authors share simple strategies for helping students relax and excel during testing time.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa International