Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research






Observations from faculty and anecdotal reports from students in the Aviation Department at Central Washington University (CWU) indicate that the pressures associated with stage checks, end-of course exams, and other performance thresholds required for training under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 141 (1978) appear to contribute to high levels of test anxiety (TA) and poor performance by some students. The purpose of this review is to identify assessments used for early recognition of at-risk students, review methods used to reduce test anxiety, and recommend appropriate actions for implementation of assessments and reduction strategies that can benefit aviation students attending CWU and other collegiate aviation programs engaged in professional pilot training.

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