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What if test anxiety does not predict a bad result?
Did you know that one in three students suffers from test anxiety, also known as school performance anxiety? Anxiety is often considered the cause of poor academic results for the more anxious students, but the precise relationship between the anxiety felt during an exam and student performance is still unclear. A recently published study explores the relationship between the anxiety felt in exams and during the preparation phase, and students’ results. One of its main conclusions is that the bigger the anxiety in the studying stage, the lower the tests scores and the knowledge acquired by students.
Five suggestions for the return to in-person teaching
Iniciativa Educação challenged a set of specialists from different fields of study to highlight some practical suggestions for parents and teachers – always based on the conclusions of the latest scientific findings in their respective fields.