(Standardized) Do you let your kids seem them or not?
I was so excited that he did so well I talked with him about it and told him how proud of him I was. He's been working very hard these past few months.
Yes I do but I couch them in a big discussion about how the tests were written, scored, etc. My oldest is very good at taking tests, so I often have to talk him down from thinking he's a genius. My middle gets test fatigue quickly so often scores lower than his ability level on written tests and higher on computer-based tests. So I have to talk him up about how well he did or how far he got before peetering out.
when they were in public school, yes. we aren't required to take them now.
Yes. I am always clear how this is just ONE way of marking all the new things they have learned. One year my son did poorly in math. We had always taken it for granted that math came naturally to him. We did more active math lessons and he's been back at the top of the charts ever since. It was a great learning moment for him to know that extra work pays off.
We discussed his score with him, but he didn't look at the scores.
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