DD is in voluntary pre-K. She is doing really well academically, and started the year well ahead of her class. She behaves really well and does a great job on the class assignments. However, when she took the VPK assessment, she shut down. She didn't answer a majority of the questions, and either didn't say anything or said "I can't do it." The thing is, I know she knows a majority of the questions they asked her. It may have been the test itself that intimidated her. It was basically a binder with pages that had pictures, letters, etc. on them and she had to point to things on the pages.
I'm not really sure if this is a confidence issue, fear of failure, or just a general dislike for taking tests. The teacher said she would work with her, and she'll let me know the next time she is going to take a test so I can prepare her mentally ahead of time. Other than that, I'm not really sure what I can do to help her.
TIA for any advice/thoughts.