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  1. Test Anxiety Presented By: Angi Kappenman

  2. Definition Causes Physical Signs Effects How to Reduce What Teachers Can Do Technology Lesson Plan Topics to Discuss

  3. Definition of Test Anxiety • An uneasiness or apprehension experiened before, during, or after an exam because of concern, worry, or fear.

  4. Causes of Test Anxiety • Lack of preparation for an exam • Worrying about the exam

  5. Perspiration Sweaty Palms Headache Feeling too hot or too cold Upset Stomach Rapid Heart Beat Tense Muscles Physical Signs of Test Anxiety

  6. Effects of Test Anxiety • Nervousness • Mental Blocking

  7. Know the material Practice good time management skills Avoid Cramming the night before Concentrate on the material you are studying Use Relaxation Techniques Visualize yourself doing well Eat well and get a good nights sleep How to Reduce Test Anxiety

  8. What can we as Teachers do • Review Sessions • Class website • Practice Tests • Encouragement • Grades not based on Tests alone • Memory Aids

  9. How to Incorporate Technology • Class Website • E-mail Address • Chat Board • Schedule • Notes • Sample Exams

  10. Sample Lesson Plan • Test Anxiety Lesson Plan for Grades 5-8

  11. Resources • NASA Explores • University of Western Ontario Student Development Center • University of Florida Counseling Center • The State University of New York • Text Book