PEDC 9091 Beating Test Anxiety: Teaching Strategies to Help Students Become Better Test Takers
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 Hours Instructor Valerie Hanley January 3-30, February 4-March 4, March 1-30, April 1-30, -May 1-28, July 1-30, August 1-30, September 21- October 21, October 1-30, November 1-30
University of the Pacific
Adams State University
Test anxiety is a very real problem for students and teachers. This course will help participants prepare materials and lessons that will help classroom students become better test takers. Participants will learn how to create activities that target specific test-taking skills for their respective grade levels and for any test. A wide variety of strategies and resources will be shared in this course for teachers of any grade level. Participants will learn from research and discussions with other participants in the forum section how to incorporate sound test-taking practices into their daily lessons. This will allow a shift to take place in the classroom- from practicing for the test to teaching students how to be successful in any testing situation. Participants will design informational handouts for students and parents that share text anxiety facts and statistics as well as tips for reducing stress. Participants will also design resources using multimedia tools to share overviews of test formats and strategies. The course will also require participants to create tasks and activities that give classroom students authentic practice to help them best prepare for content area and/or standardized tests. These assignments and others will ensure that participants are well-prepared with a wide array of resources, lessons, and activities that will reduce text anxiety and improve test scores. Stop fearing state-mandated test scores, and start empowering your students to be superb test takers. Suitable for teachers PreK-12.
October 1-30, January 3-30, February 4- March 4, March 1-30, April 1-30, May 1-28, July 1-30, August 1-30, September 21- October 21, November 1-30