My daughter's class has been studying at school and taking practice tests for two months for the placement tests or whatever that tell the government how well the kids in a particular school are doing. The tests are in two weeks and now her teacher is requiring 30 min/day studying at home. My daughter is under the impression that if she "fails" the tests, she'll not get to go to 4th grade. I've tried to explain to her that it's important to do as well as you can, but that it won't really affect her schooling in any way. She's very bright, and this is stressing her out completely! I think all the kids would do better if they just left them alone and let them take the tests...Answer Question
I think all the kids would do better if they just left them alone and let them take the tests...
I agree with that! From the minute these kids step foot in school they are taught how to take a test. We just got done with the FCAT tests and I have 3 kids who were a nervous wreck about it. I HATE FCAT testing!Â It seems like all these kids do is take tests (or practice tests)Â in school- And some kids can be bright and smart as hell but may not test well. My 9 year old is one of those kids. I talked to his teacher about the FCAT testing. She said the reason they do all of the practice tests (and keep them in the child's folder)Â is IF the child fails the FCAT, they can petition the school board and show them that the child REALLY does know this and they have the "practice tests" as proof. And apparently this is something a lot of parents do not know- she said they're not allowed to tell parents that.
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