Date of Award

Spring 5-6-2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Sue Robb

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine possible factors that might influence third grade students’ anxious behaviors throughout the day. I was interested in discovering if students’ anxiety related behaviors were impacted by the increased curricular demands in the daily schedule. I was also curious about how students feel during and after they complete different routine curriculum assessments and state standardized assessments. Surveys, drawings, interviews, and observations were used to gather data. Analysis indicates that students’ emotional responses and environmental factors all impacted students’ anxiety level. It is critical to be aware of all the possible factors that impact a student’s emotional state so educators can help provide students with the most successful learning environment.

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