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The Effects of Test Feedback on the Relationship Between Test Anxiety and Test Performance: A Focus on Foreign Language Testing

Jian Shen


Many people today suffer from test anxiety. In order to reduce the negative effects of test anxiety, experts in both educational and psychological domains have been looking for solutions for a long time. This article aims to examine the role of test feedback in moderating the effects of test anxiety on test performance through a systematic review of the literature. It is suggested that test feedback can affect the subsequent test performance of both high and low test anxious students.


Test feedback; Test anxiety; Test performance; Language testing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i14.8660