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3. What are some examples of items you would include in an assessment of an individual's level of test anxiety? How would you evaluate the appropriateness of your items and each item's performance in the assessment?

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Let's take a closer look at factors that other researchers have linked to test anxiety, which are theoretically based and tested for validity and reliably prior/during the test development stage. I also attached one example of test anxiety to consider.

I just wanted to note that the list of items in this response from the test attached includes both debilitating and facilitating factors concerning anxiety. Theoretically, the facilitating factors cause a medium level of anxiety that promote higher motivation and higher performance. It is low anxiety and high anxiety that have been shown to effect performance negatively and associated with debilitating factors. The test item measure both (see the explanation at the end of the test example attached).

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3. What are some examples of items you would include in an assessment of an individual's level of test anxiety?

One way to decide is to look to other inventories that have been developed.

Two factors are worry and emotionality. For example, the Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI) is a self-report psychometric scale developed to measure individual differences in test anxiety as a situation-specific trait. This test is one page ...

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This solution provides some examples of items to include in an assessment of an individual's level of test anxiety, and how to evaluate the appropriateness of the items and each item's performance in the assessment.

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