Donna Posted January 2, 2012 Share Posted January 2, 2012 I think my ds has test anxiety or something that makes him completely blank out when he knows what he is doing is a test. I first noticed it when homeschooling him. I didn't really give him tests except the tests that came with Saxon math. I always told him they were just so I would understand what he knew and what he needed more practice with but every time I gave him one, he would completely blank out and have difficulty doing things I knew he knew how to do. The very next day, I could give him similar problems from the practice section of his daily chapter to those done on the test and he'd do them without a problem. Fast forward to him in school...he does all his homework and has A's on everything...even quizzes but when it comes time for a big test in any subject he scores poorly even though I have helped him study or quizzed him at home on the content and know he knows it. At the end of the school year they give them the MAP test and he scored worse after a year in school than he had at the beginning of the school year when they tested to place him....this child ended the school year with A's in every subject. I don't know if it is an attention issue with him or a test anxiety issue and am wondering if I should have the child study team at the school look at him...though I have no idea what they might be able to do to help him. Does anyone have any experience with this? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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