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Anxious for Success: High Anxiety in New York's Schools

Cover New Research Report Explores Test Anxiety

Test anxiety. We’ve all heard the phrase. But what exactly is test anxiety, and how common is it among students? Moreover, which students does test anxiety affect most often, and what factors contribute to test anxiety?

NYSSBA and the New York Association of School Psychologists have teamed up to create an in-depth report on test anxiety.


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On transgender issues, districts find many questions hard to answer

On Board Online • November 16, 2015


Transgender issues emerging in schools around New York are making at least one thing clear: even leading-edge laws and policy guidance can’t resolve all the tough questions school districts face as they grapple with unprecedented situations involving gender identity in their schools.

Here are a few:

  • What should school officials do when a transgender student’s parents disagree with the student’s request for accommodations based on his or her gender identity at school?
  • How should a district respond when other girls – or their parents – object to a transgender girl in their designated restroom or locker room?
  • What if a student confides a changing gender identity and pleads with the counselor not to tell the student’s parents? And what if the counselor has concerns she normally would share with parents about the student’s safety?
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