Test anxiety is a multitude of negative responses to evaluation, which can have an adverse effect on student performance on examinations and student health. Research has found that listening to slow or classical music can help reduce student test anxiety by improving spatial-temporal reasoning, improving student focus, and reducing the physiological effects of anxiety. In my classroom, listening to Mozart’s music was shown to have a positive effect on students’ emotional well-being. However, the students in my classroom did not have a significant change in performance on mathematics exams when listening to Mozart’s music.
Middle Childhood Education
First Advisor Department
Mathematics and Statistics
Second Advisor Department
Blevins, Emma, "The Effect of Mozart’s Music on Test Anxiety" (2020). Honors Projects. 538.