Test Anxiety


Below you can find some books, links and organizations that provide resources and information regarding test anxiety.
  • This site contains information on how your environment affects your success along with ways to prepare for, anticipate, confront, and handle test anxiety.  It also includes ways to cope with feeling overwhelmed and ideas on goal setting.
  • This site contains information on what test anxiety feels like and how to control it.
 Phi Delta Kappa, Test Anxiety. Bloomington, IN. 1989.
Scruggs, Thomas E. and Mastropieri, Margo A. Teaching Test-Taking Skills. Brookline Books, Purdue University, 1992.
Spielberger, Charles D. and Vagg, Peter R. Test Anxiety. Taylor & Francis, Washington, 1995.
  • Provided by UIUC counseling department, this helpful website gives tips for managing anxiety before, during, and after a test. It also helps distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety that should be monitored and controlled.
  • Provided by WebMD, this website is helpful in determining symptoms for GAD, in which test anxiety could be a common factor.
  • Provided by George Washington University, this website takes an interesting look at why students develop test anxiety, what it is, and how they can help lower anxiety themselves.