Test Anxiety and Students with Learning Disabilities By Kendra Brown

This issue of NASET’s LD Report was written by Ms. Kendra Brown, a student at Western Washington University.  In the United States, there are many children diagnosed with learning disabilities. Some of these children also struggle with test anxiety disorder. This paper will inform special educators in the secondary school setting about the effects of test anxiety disorders on students with learning disabilities. It will also help special educators identify well-evidenced interventions that are well researched. First, the definition of test anxiety needs to be addressed. Second, the symptoms of this disorder will be discussed. Finally, this paper will address how test anxiety is impacting students with learning disabilities in secondary education.

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