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Toowm

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Standardized Test Silliness
« on: April 29, 2010, 11:17:40 am »

So, our kids take the California Aptitude Test annually, to get a sense of homeschool progress while not remotely following their curriculum, and nominally comply with the NH homeschool requirement. They've always tested 97th-99th percentile; they're smart kids, but that's sadly more a reflection of the unfortunate government school population.

So the fun for them is in trying to get perfect scores on every sub test. Unfortunately that won't be possible this year for the "study skills" section. They had no clue what a card catalog is (our last two libraries didn't even have one) and so guessed (incorrectly) on that question.

Thought you should know that California kids will be well prepared for library research if an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all computers.  :D
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Re: Standardized Test Silliness
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 12:33:32 am »

You mean the California Achievement Test?
Many NH public school students score high on standardized testing.
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