The problem with pressure and stress in Non-Verbal Reasoning tests
In Non-Verbal Reasoning pressure and stress creates a drop in performance in a child’s ability to think quickly and their attention to detail. This also has the combined effect of making children rush a little more than they would normally do.
While pressure in Non-Verbal Reasoning won’t have as big an effect as in can do with vocabulary recall, it can still cause a 10% drop in performance.
If children prepare in a flexible way this often helps them by giving them greater confidence in their ability to tackle whatever question format comes their way.
See our guide to reducing pressure and stress for more help in this area.
See our guide to structuring Non-Verbal reasoning preparation for help in this area.