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Tests + Stress = Problems For Students
« on: April 22, 2015, 11:35:31 PM »
Intensive standardized testing not only causes stress in students, but may undermine learning.

Anecdotal reports from educators, combined with a surge in prescriptions for such medications as Ritalin and Prozac, suggest that students are experiencing increased stress in the classroom. At the root of the problem, some researchers suggest, are schools that primarily rank students based on their test scores.

Common responses to “exam stress,” as Hayes characterizes it, include disturbed sleep patterns, tiredness, worry, irregular eating habits, increased infections, and inability to concentrate.”

For more, read the article in the following link: http://brainconnection.brainhq.com/2000/07/12/tests-stress-problems-for-students/
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Re: Tests + Stress = Problems For Students
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2015, 11:14:56 AM »
And WE are the cause of all these!
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Re: Tests + Stress = Problems For Students
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2015, 06:42:10 PM »
hence, we should revise our policy!
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Re: Tests + Stress = Problems For Students
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 10:02:02 AM »
Unfortunately, WE don't decide on the policies. :/
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Re: Tests + Stress = Problems For Students
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 11:05:00 AM »
this is ok, but still lot more to think if this is regarding our students.
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Re: Tests + Stress = Problems For Students
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2015, 08:50:30 AM »
The policy makers need to think upon the concerns...



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Re: Tests + Stress = Problems For Students
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2015, 09:41:29 PM »
at least we can raise our concern!
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Re: Tests + Stress = Problems For Students
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2015, 11:30:27 AM »
Now, what can be the alternative to lessen 'Testress'  ::)  ??? I guess, 'no exam' should be the last choice.

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Re: Tests + Stress = Problems For Students
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2015, 11:57:51 AM »
I think both formative and summative assessment can be in focus in our prevailing system  :)





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Re: Tests + Stress = Problems For Students
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2015, 10:04:55 AM »
Tina, the problem with formative assessment is - you will have to have records of how you are evaluating the ongoing development of the students and turn it into grades . University authority always want assessment to be turned into marks/grades. 
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Re: Tests + Stress = Problems For Students
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2015, 10:42:32 AM »
Yes,that's the reality ma'am...





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