Test anxiety is about so much more than simply not liking to take tests. For thousands of students, formal assessments like a pop quiz , the SAT, or the PARCC can bring about intense physiological and psychological responses. This powerful anxiety can make it all but impossible to perform well.
Once I experienced clinical anxiety myself, I got a true glimpse into what students with test anxiety are contending with. Here are some practical tips for both understanding and supporting students suffering from test anxiety: