Hembree (1988) proposed that test-anxious student’s academic underachievement is likely to continue at every educational level. The worry of test performance is among the most common sources of stress for college students. Test anxiety is known to be pervasive in college populations classifying 20% of high-anxious students as academic failures as compared to less that 6% of low-anxiety students (Spielberger, 1966). A meta-analysis on anxiety-performance research also concluded that two thirds of low-test-anxious students score higher than the average high-test-anxious student, at any age Seipp (1991). The results of the debilitating effects of test anxiety on academic performance does not accurately reflect examinee’s ability level often leading to life altering negative consequences, such as being denied enrollment into undergraduate, graduate or professional programs, while less qualified individuals are accepted due to spuriously inaccurate test scores. The negative impact of test-anxiety in educational systems are becoming increasingly more apparent and a more comprehensive understanding and solutions to this condition are greatly …show more content…
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