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what kind of dumb spelling test is this?

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My kids first spelling test was today. Back in my day our teacher said the word, used it in a sentence then said it again. We had until the third time she said it to write the word.

Well ds's spelling test is as follows:
Circle the correct spelling of the word.

That's it. They have all the words on a paper with a bunch of other misspelled words and they had to choose the rightly spelled one.

Of course, he got them all right. But how in the world is THAT a spelling test?
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 14, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM
Yeah but anyone can pick out a correctly spelled word by sight but still are unable to spell it. For example, as a kid I could never spell banana. I could pick it out of a lineup though.


Quoting Anonymous:

Times change mama!!

JZB
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM
It gets them ready to use spell check on the computer, duh mama! how dare we try to hold our children to higher standards
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM
Btw this is a second grader. We are military and moved here in June. Where we came from, they still did spelling tests the old fashioned way.
Ciuplys
by on Sep. 14, 2012 at 9:34 PM
That is weird my kid come home with a list of words she give them a spelling test just to see if the know the word ,send that home with the list of the correct spelling and they have a test at the end of the week.
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tennisgal
by on Sep. 14, 2012 at 9:35 PM

HA!!

that's a crock!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Sep. 14, 2012 at 9:36 PM
Is this happening in one of those states where no kids is left behind? Because this is taking it to another level!!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Sep. 14, 2012 at 9:37 PM
I'm waiting to see how long it takes for them to be tested on how well they can use the auto correct on the iPhone. I would fail.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 14, 2012 at 9:37 PM
Oklahoma. LOL


Quoting Anonymous:

Is this happening in one of those states where no kids is left behind? Because this is taking it to another level!!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM

This was the test. LOL
Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:01 PM
My kids write the words will I guess they are getting the kids ready for the the new age!


Quoting Anonymous:

This was the test. LOL

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