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April Counselor Connection: Testing Anxiety

Posted Date: 04/18/2024

April Counselor Connection: Testing Anxiety

At Rapoport Academy, we are committed to encouraging, supporting, and empowering our students to become their best selves. The counseling team is excited for the opportunity to support your child's mental health and wellness. 

April-Testing Anxiety


It's normal for students to feel nervous before or during a test. But when test time consistently brings symptoms like a headache, shortness of breath or difficulty concentrating, it may indicate something more serious: test anxiety.

Researchers have defined test anxiety as "a physiological condition in which people experience extreme stress, anxiety, and discomfort during or before taking a test."

Test anxiety is fairly common, with researchers estimating that somewhere between 25% and 40% of students in the U.S. experience it. And certain tests can be more anxiety-inducing than others (U.S. News).

Here are some helpful tips and techniques to help your child manage their test anxiety:

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