Date of Award

Spring 5-6-2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Sue Robb


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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