IMPACT

Title

Influence of Tests on Stress Mods at IMSA

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

Start Date

27-4-2022 10:45 AM

End Date

27-4-2022 11:05 AM

Abstract

The importance of mental health in the school setting has grown at an alarming rate in recent years. School legislators hope that by implementing new initiatives to consider a student's mental well-being, they will alleviate some of the burden placed on students and place an emphasis on mental health. Last year, it was mandated in Illinois that students be allowed five mental health days, and at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a school for gifted students who pursue STEM, a new stress mod system was established, in which students are allowed to take a stress mod if there are no projects, tests, or other important activities during the class period. However, while the rules appear to be strict, there is some wiggle room. Students are permitted to use stress mods prior to a test, project, etc. We hope to see how the presence of a test influences when students take stress mods, as well as the implications of this data for what causes stress in high-performing students.

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Apr 27th, 10:45 AM Apr 27th, 11:05 AM

Influence of Tests on Stress Mods at IMSA

The importance of mental health in the school setting has grown at an alarming rate in recent years. School legislators hope that by implementing new initiatives to consider a student's mental well-being, they will alleviate some of the burden placed on students and place an emphasis on mental health. Last year, it was mandated in Illinois that students be allowed five mental health days, and at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a school for gifted students who pursue STEM, a new stress mod system was established, in which students are allowed to take a stress mod if there are no projects, tests, or other important activities during the class period. However, while the rules appear to be strict, there is some wiggle room. Students are permitted to use stress mods prior to a test, project, etc. We hope to see how the presence of a test influences when students take stress mods, as well as the implications of this data for what causes stress in high-performing students.