Based on 21 years of research TestEdge teaches a set of easy-to-use self-regulation tools and strategies that enable students to recognize and regulate test-related anxiety and negative attitudes that block learning and test performance. The program has been successfully implemented in schools throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.
A major TestEdge study funded by the U.S. Department of Education demonstrated statistically significant improvements in standardized test scores along with global improvements in psychosocial functioning.
TestEdge has been shown to improve:
TestEdge® Classroom Program Grades 3-5
Many students are not properly prepared for the pressure of high-stakes tests such as those mandated under the No Child Left Behind Act. They can become emotionally and/or physically upset weeks before an exam, thus inhibiting their ability to learn new information and use what they’ve already learned. With TestEdge tools and strategies, students learn to overcome test anxiety and discouragement while improving motivation, comprehension, memory and focusing skills.
TestEdge® Classroom Program Grades 6-8
In the challenging middle school years, students grapple with the onset of puberty and the adjustment to new schools, multiple teachers and changing peer relations. Helping them overcome test anxiety and reduce stress can make an enormous difference in these critical years. TestEdge focuses on Stress Smarts and Test Smarts to help students improve school participation and performance.
TestEdge helps students improve their ability to absorb and remember facts and skills taught in their core academic curricula.
TestEdge 6-8 is a powerful learning program that helps students learn and perform at their best on high stakes tests. This engaging, research-based multimedia course teaches students practical tools and strategies for overcoming test anxiety, discouragement and indifference, while boosting focus, motivation and clarity
TestEdge® Classroom Program Grades 9-12
As students mature, tests become more challenging and results more important. TestEdge 9-12 gives students an edge in learning and test-taking by helping them experience less fear about taking tests and increasing focus and comprehension skills. It helps them find their personal zone of optimal performance. Similar to athletes who learn to perform their best when they’re “in the zone,” students who are in the zone focus, learn, reason and perform better.
Students gain greater understanding of how their emotions and attitudes affect their academic work and relationships. Using the TestEdge tools and interactive exercises, students explore typical issues they confront daily. They learn to take the significance out of negative emotions and then build effective replacement attitudes. This results in greater confidence, composure, focus and motivation.