So I will be one of the first ones to get in line to stand behind laws/rules/regulations that decrease standarized testing in schools. BUT I am all about taking tests that tell/remind parents how smart their children are :) Now that Avery and Austin are in public school, we are in a whole new ballgame.... so far, so good but we do see the differences. Early fall, all Kindergartners in the school district took an apptitude test. From those test results, a handful of high scoring students were asked to take the Stanford 10 achievement test. Austin was one of those students. We were a bit surprised as Avery had been the one to excel in the classroom... she's a reading maniac and loves school, but apparently Austin knows his stuff and I have a feeling it has to do a lot with the fact that he takes his time to get things done. (Avery rushes through just to get done.) Austin scored way above average in the initial test.
Fast forward to a note we received this week with Austin's Stanford 10 test results. Austin rocked it!!! His reading scores were almost perfect and he did amazing in math. He will be a part of the GT (gift and talented ) program at school for the next 4 years. We are so proud and excited to see him grow academically!