U.S. Students are Anxious

According to a recent PISA report, students in the United States are more anxious than their peers in many other countries. Among the top countries where students report being very satisfied are the Netherlands and Finland – two countries that also score very highly on academic tests.  What’s wrong with American students??  Has nearly 20 years of high stakes testing undermined the quality of life in the school day??

The authors of the PISA assessment note the following… “…where students are motivated by competition and external factors such as getting into a good college, the students were much more likely to be anxious. Countries where doing well is its own reward, called intrinsic motivation, had pretty relaxed teens.”

Read full report here:  PISA-in-Focus-No-71-Are-students-happy

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