Why kids struggle with tests; It may not be test anxiety
I just ran across this short video (like 1.5 minutes) about children who experience test anxiety. A woman named Studley Robson (cool name!) of LearningRx in Staunton explains that it may not actually be text anxiety but rather weak cognitive skills, which causes the child to draw a blank.
The brain skills she mentions are short-term memory, long-term memory and processing speed.
She says they do an initial cognitive skills assessment to find out which skills are weak, then uses brain training to strengthen them. The Staunton location is one of 80 or so around the U.S. You can read more about what the company does here: www.LearningRx.com.