Honors Projects


Emma BlevinsFollow


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


Middle Childhood Education

First Advisor

Sandra Zirkes

First Advisor Department

Mathematics and Statistics

Second Advisor

Kristi Borcherdt

Second Advisor Department

Special Education

Publication Date

Spring 4-23-2020