College Board & JED Partner to Create a Test Anxiety Toolkit
It is common for high school students to struggle with test anxiety as they plan to take the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and AP examinations. About 20% of high school students and young adults experience high levels of test anxiety, and another 15% struggle with moderate test anxiety.
Many teens and young adults do not yet understand the difference between expected levels of anxiety before, during, and after a test, and the kind of test-taking anxiety that interferes with successful performance on tests and potentially with academic and career trajectories.
That’s why JED has partnered with the College Board to support students through this experience from an emotional standpoint and provide resources that can help students reduce their anxiety so they can do their best on test day.
How to Cope with Test Anxiety
There are many strategies that can help calm your nervousness before and during a test so you can stay on the content of the test itself. These strategies will focus on keeping your mind and body calm, being well-prepared, keeping perspective, and staying focused on the test content and your readiness to tackle that content.