Conquering Test Anxiety
For Elementary and Middle School
AASA and AzSCI are computer-based tests. They include multiple choice, multiple select, interactive, and fill in the blank question types. Try out some of these question types by taking the practice test online (under mic check and sample tests).
Tools are available to students based on the exam and grade level. All students will have access to text-to-speech on the AASA Math, AASA Writing, and AzSCI. Experience additional test tools by taking the practice tests online!
Students academically prepare for testing all year in their classes, but it is important to also mentally prepare for the testing experience. Click the button above for resources to help your student navigate different emotional states.
Since students are accustom to working in a specific setting on a daily basis, it is important to support students by sending them to testing prepared. While ASUPD will provide all testing materials, some students just like using their own stuff!
During testing, you may wish to send students with the following items:
- Water bottle
- Noise cancelling headphones
- Fidget device (so long as it does not distract others)
Have a Plan
These are all situations you will benefit from thinking through in advance so you can focus your mental energy on the test questions.