Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Is SAT stress good?

File this one under the "Give-me-a-break" category:

According to Time Magazine, "Stress and Exhaustion May Improve Test Scores."

I can think of countless ways that this story can be a problem.  At least I don't have to worry about discussing it - and its myriad of implications and complications - for nine weeks.  School's out.

1 comment:

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

LOL and I guess parental divorce or drug problems give the kids character. Or disability improves perserverance. Yeah, I'm with you on the SAT stress thing. I knew a lot of people who were really strung out about it. We had special SAT classes on "how to take the test" for *forever* beforehand. Oh, and every morning during announcements, we had the daily analogy.

I'm so glad I'm out of high school. It took me a long time to learn to like learning after that experience. :]