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How can I help my first grader get over her fear of taking tests?

My 1st grader is a very poor test taker. She knows the information being asked of her on the test, but doesn't demonstrate that she knows what she's doing. You can take the test and ask her the same questions and she will answer them perfectly, but on the test, she gets the questions wrong. How can we help her overcome this issue?
In Topics: Motivation and achievement at school, Tests (preparing, taking, anxiety!)
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Feb 2, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

We have some information on this very subject right here http://www.education.com/magazine/article/test-anxiety-solutions/

Also, if you wish more clinical information please see this link: http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/Anxiety_NASSP_Oct09.pdf

Good luck!

Louise Sattler, NCSP

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