Create a Team Approach to Test Day


To leverage the classroom community to support students in managing test anxiety or other social emotional issues on test day.


Students feel a sense of belonging, particularly when they are taking their test alone on AP Exam day.

Action Steps

  • Plan new events (e.g. spirit week dress-up days) or leverage existing structures (e.g. daily check-ins) to build a sense of “team” the day or week of AP Exams.
  • Ensure that students are reminded often that the exams are the culmination of the individual and group work undertaken by the class all year long.



Are these strategies helpful?