Better Understand Test Anxiety And Support Your Child With This Report

Nov 4, 2020

Parents concerned about their child’s reaction to school tests and exams may find a newly launched report useful. It says ‘test anxiety’ is defined as a performance anxiety and can impair the abilities of sufferers.

You are getting your child ready for school, they have a test and seemed to be fine, but now they are scared, nauseous, breathless, and refuse to go because of the test. Does this scenario or a variation of it sound familiar to you? Have you heard of test anxiety? If you have answered ‘no,’ this is the report you need to read!

A new report has been launched aimed you and other parents who want to support their children and reduce their anxiety during stressful examination and testing periods. In case you are curious, the report says ‘test anxiety’ is a common occurrence in students and is defined as a type of performance anxiety.

You can read the report in full at

The newly launched report explains that while it is natural for all of us to feel a degree of nervousness before a class test or major examination, some children face extreme anxiety in the form of test anxiety. While some nerves can help us to perform better, test anxiety can cause your child’s mind to go blank or cause them to ‘freeze up.’

In turn, this can impair their abilities and cause them to perform poorly, even if they know the answers. Recognizing the symptoms of test anxiety and not simply labeling it as an excuse that a child is making to avoid taking a test is the first step to combating test anxiety.

Anxiety statistics and facts are provided within the report to help you understand how test anxiety could be affecting your child. For instance, you may not be aware, but test anxiety presents in approximately 10-40% of students and contrary to popular belief, it is not limited to young children.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) 18% of adult test-takers experience moderate to severe test anxiety. Research shows only a third of people affected seek appropriate treatment and individuals suffering from anxiety during childhood may be more likely to grow up and develop test anxiety.

In addition, approximately 25% of those affected by test anxiety are aged between 13-18 years old. Test anxiety can affect students and your child in different ways, which is not surprising when considering the fact the average student will take approximately 112 tests during their academic life.

Physical, emotional, psychological, and cognitive symptoms may be present, and you are advised to monitor for changes in the behavior of your child. The report says mild anxiety can rapidly develop into something bigger if it is not identified and treated.

A company spokesperson said: “Test anxiety can be difficult and overwhelming for both you and your child. If your child has severe test anxiety, do not hesitate to seek professional help.”

“Plenty of schools have counselors who are trained to effectively tackle a situation like this. Encourage your child to speak to them. The quicker you address this issue, the faster your child will be able to tackle test anxiety and build self-confidence over time,” they added.

You can read the report in full via the link provided. More info is also available at as well as at

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