New York Times Talks SAT, Stress with Students at Shaker Heights High School

Students shared their thoughts on school, testing and stress.

The New York Times interviewed nine Shaker Heights High School students before they took the SAT in January. Students shared their fears, their superstitions and their overall views on school and tests. View the full slideshow here

In the article accompanying the slideshow, The New York Times took an in-depth look at how individuals’ brains react to stress, and what that means for students in a high-stakes testing environment. The article looks at genetic and physical factors in how people interpret stress and discusses how people can overcome the anxiety that can come along with it.

Teachers and parents, how do you help students deal with stress? Students, do you have any tips to share for keeping worries in check? Post them in the comments below.


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