Reduce children's test anxiety with these tips—and a re-think of what testing means

The term "test anxiety" typically conjures up images of a high school or university student obsessing over an upcoming exam.


Certainly, older students have been the focus of more than a half a century of research examining test and assessment anxiety and its impact on grades. Researchers know that such test anxiety generally has a negative impact on academic achievement.

Impact of PTE Academic on language testing and learning

The design of PTE Academic discourages cramming for the test and instead requires test takers to become comfortable with the English language. Conceivably, the test will contribute to a positive washback.