Tackling Test Stress Tip 17: Set the Stage

When it comes to state-wide testing, sometimes teachers will need to rearrange desks from a group type setting to rows of desks or some other situation. Not only are desks rearranged, but the schedule of the day changes. One of my esteemed colleagues suggests that teachers make necessary changes several days before testing so that students aren’t thrown off during testing. Offering students the opportunity to become acclimated to the environment and schedule can alleviate some of the test related stress.

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