With students' test scores soon to affect how federal aid to their schools is allocated and spent, educators are looking for whatever tools might give their students an advantage on high-stakes exams. Now, some 200 schools are using heart-monitoring software to help their students learn how to manage emotions such as anxiety and frustration so they can improve their performance during testing.

Students who experience extreme anxiety, frustration, or worry tend not to do as well on exams as they could, the software's proponents claim.

"You want a little adrenaline


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