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For Parents: Tips for Combating Test Anxiety

These tips for parents were developed by NYSUT member Peter Faustino, a school psychologist and member of the Bedford Teachers Association; and NYSUT member Tom Kulaga, a school psychologist and member of the Marlboro Faculty Association; and distributed by NYSUT online. Test anxiety is common among students. It can be worsened by an over-emphasis on [...]

For Parents: Key Questions You Should Ask About Student Assessments

How can I find out how my child is doing? Always start with your child’s teacher. Although report cards are regularly issued at the conclusion of a marking period, parents can always seek more frequent information on their child’s performance in schools. In the early grades there are regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences. In the secondary [...]