Wake Ed

Wake County offers tips for easing student test anxiety

The Wake County school system is trying to help parents ease their children’s test anxiety before the start of one of the most high-stakes testing periods in recent North Carolina memory.

The school system sent out a press release Thursday with tips for preparing for the state’s end-of-grade and end-of-course exams that students will soon be taking. These exams will help determine the new performance-based letter grades that schools will get later this year and also help with promotion decisions in third grade as part of Read To Achieve.

Tips to help students get ready include: