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STAAR Stress

Last year I wrote a series of 3 blog posts about the STAAR test. STAAR stands for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. It is a series of state-mandated standardized tests used in Texas public schools to assess a student's achievements and knowledge learned in the grade level.

Next week, elementary and middle school students (grades 3-8) across North Texas will sit down for the STAAR 2017.

That's why I'm reposting the link to these blogs (see below).

The issue I want to address doesn’t concern the educational value of the test (or of any other standardized test, for that matter). It concerns the subjective WELLBEING OF THE STUDENTS.

I’ve noticed that some students and their parents are adversely impacted in anticipation of the STAAR. They feel tense, agitated and pessimistic, or they report negative emotions like anxiety or anger.

How does this impact personal wellbeing and eventually the performance on the STAAR test? HOW CAN WE DEAL WITH THIS STRESS IN A PRODUCTIVE WAY?

In the world today, performance-based challenges like this are very common and it won't be the last time you or your child(ren) will face a situation like this.

I hope these blogs will support you in dealing with those future situations effectively, and in such a way that it SUSTAINS AND PROMOTES YOUR OVERALL WELLBEING AND HAPPINESS.

Here are the links to the original posts:

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts, comments and personal experiences, also if they are different from what I describe! We can all learn from each other and support each other when it comes to our wellbeing, happiness and performance!

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