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The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE, career readiness, business education, and computer applications teachers.

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Test Prep | Test Anxiety

How to Relieve Test Anxiety in High School Students

By: Chris Zook
August 6th, 2019

Test anxiety is the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral state of extreme discomfort during times of academic testing, evaluation, and other high-pressure situations.

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Assessment | Test Prep

Pros & Cons of Teaching to the Test in CTE

By: Bri Stauffer
July 9th, 2019

For students in any grade level and any state, taking tests (and doing well on them) is an expectation. Between unit tests, final exams, and standardized assessments, the pressure is on to do well.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

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Teaching Strategies | Test Prep

How to Write Test Questions for High School

By: Chris Zook
May 31st, 2018

Writing test questions is one of the hardest parts of teaching. You have to prompt students to retrieve information from your class with the proper wording and format that’ll show their progress in the classroom. So how do you write the perfect test questions?

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Digital Curriculum | Test Prep

7 Differences Between Digital Curriculum & Test Prep for CTE

By: Chris Zook
March 8th, 2018

Digital curriculum is quickly becoming a cornerstone in career and technical education. Test prep materials have been a cornerstone in CTE for decades. But what are the differences between the two? Don’t they do mostly the same thing? They do — sometimes. Other times, digital curriculum and test prep couldn’t be more different. In general, there are seven differences between digital curriculum and test prep materials:

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