Date of Award/Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

MS in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

First Supervisor

Diane Barrett

Second Supervisor

Bernard Ricca


When a test is announced in class some secondary students' experience anxiety. The author of this research investigated twenty-two special education students and the effectiveness of reducing student test anxiety by offering review sessions. These review sessions were voluntary and conducted after school by a special education teacher. Students completed a survey after attending the review session, ninety-four percent reported they felt confident by the end of the session and sixty-nine percent reported that they felt prepared. Other results from this study show the effectiveness of the review session, future studies repeat this study but could benefit from a larger sample size.