Sunday, July 26, 2009

Proud Parents

We just received the annual STAR test (California standardized testing) scores for the kids. I can't go around bragging about how well our kids did to the other parents, so I'll inflict my parental pride on y'all instead :-)

Both kids have followed the same pattern: 2nd and 3rd grade were learning years for state testing. B & M did okay on the tests those years, but not as well as we knew they were capable of. In 4th grade, the testing process clicked for both kids, and they started getting scores that seemed appropriate.

Last year M was in 6th grade, and he scored as "advanced" in both language arts and math. He only missed two questions in the math tests, and did quite well in language arts (not his strongest suit, but he's worked hard on it).

B just finished 4th grade. We've always known she was superb at language arts, but she complains that she doesn't like math. I keep telling her she doesn't have to like it, as long as she does well. (DH and I think math will get more interesting as she gets older--memorizing multiplication facts isn't much fun.) Well, she did it--a perfect score in math, and only two questions missed in language arts!

I suppose this means we'll have to take them out for a celebratory dinner at some point :-)

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