Test Anxiety & What You Can Do About It by Joseph Casbarro

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Higher standards and greater accountability have contributed to an alarming rise in test anxiety in our students. To help them pass mandated assessments, teachers drill on facts and give endless practice tests. But teaching to the test isn't enough. High stakes testing produces high anxiety which, in turn, lowers performance. Teachers, parents, and kids must do more to minimize its negative effects and increase test results. This book offers constructive and powerful strategies that specifically target the physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms of anxiety. This resource serves as a comprehensive and practical guide for test-takers of all ages. It is an essential resource for teachers and parents of students who are faced with the increased testing mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.
 

About Joseph Casbarro

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Joseph Casbarro, PhD recently assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer of National Professional Resources.  His previous position with the company was Director of Product Development, the functions of which he continues in his new role as COO. He has worked with National Professional Resources in various capacities for over 20 years. He has also worked as an educator for 30 years in public schools, holding administrative positions including building principal, director of special programs, and assistant superintendent of schools. He received his PhD from Syracuse University in school psychology and has taught for many years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.   Casbarro is the author of some of NPR, Inc./Dude Publishing's best-selling products, including the book Test Anxiety & What You Can Do About It, and several laminated guides.
 
Published January 1, 2005 by Dude Publishing/ National Professional Resources, Inc.. 223 pages
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