We are prepping for the Terra Novas coming up next week. So I've had my oldest (chronologically a 3rd grader) doing some reading comprehension work. But when we do reading comprehension at home they are open-ended, answer in full sentence type questions. So today I gave him one with multiple choice questions. His response when he got to the questions.....
X: "Mom, what is this?"
Me: "Your reading comp test prep."
X: "But the answers are right there."
X: "Seriously. This is what the school had me all nervous about?"
X: "What are the consequences if I don't do well?"
Me: "You'll let me worry about that."
X: "Will I have to go back to PS?"
Me: No, I won't allow that."
X: "Okay, cool."
Makes me wonder what the schools hope to accomplish when they scare the kids with all the horrible consequences from those tests.