During this time of year, students across the country feel anxiety levels begin to creep up due to the onslaught of high stakes testing. Some take it all in stride, while others reach panic mode before the first bubble is even filled in. Whether they are taking the SAT, ACT, State Proficiency Test, Common Core Assessment, Advanced Placement Test, finals, or any other high stakes test, the pressure on students can be very real. For some, test results will go a long way toward high school graduation or college acceptance. So how do we help them deal with the anxiety associated with these tests? I'm sharing some ideas below, and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section following this post.