ATHEER LATEEF KHAMMO
MA AT ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING, KURDISTAN, IRAQ
The main principle of this investigate was to study test anxiety among displaced learners at the senior schools in Khanike IDPs in Kurdistan Region. It also considered examining the possible differences among the variables of test anxiety and study performance, and the learners’ characteristics of age and gender. Test Anxiety Scale (TAS, Sarason, 1980, which reproduced by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc), which consisted of 37 items of (true / false) Likert scale, was used to collect data from 81 displaced learners at the senior schools in Kurdistan. These participants were selected from 12th grade displaced EFL learners from Sinone Preparatory school. However, all the participants were Yazidi learners who participated in the current study. The data collections were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and t-test and ANOVA. The findings of the research revealed that displaced learners at 12th grade had test anxiety (TA), whereas, learners at the age of 18th and 21st reported to be more anxious than the rest ages were and female students were found to be the most anxious learners. On the other hand, the age of learners scored to have a differentiation of TA than the gender of learners in this study.
Key words: anxiety, test anxiety, displaced learners, Yazidi,