So I gave a pre-test in my math classes and eventhough I spent a lot of time telling them to not worry about how many they knew and that they would all get 100% in the gradebook and that it was stuff they would be learning this year, they still freaked out. A senior transferred out of my class. The foreign exchange students all asked me if they should move to an easier class. I am a first year teacher so maybe this is typical or maybe this is why some teachers or schools have stopped the pre-test. I dunno.