As some of you know, we have David take a standardized test every year so we can assess which areas of his education might need more attention. We have been proud to tell you that each year he has tested above his grade level. This year was no different. I’ll give you some highlights, but I should explain the terms first.
Each of the sections is scored separately and each score is assigned a grade equivalent. That grade equivalent means that David scored the same as the average student in that grade would have scored on the same exam.
His overall score had a grade equivalent of a junior in the third month. All of his individual scores were at grade level or above with all but one score being a grade equivalent of a sophomore or above.
His highest scores were in Social Studies, Science, Language Expression, Mathematics Computation, Spelling, Vocabulary, and Reading Comprehension. Of those subjects, I teach Math and Stefanie was responsible for the rest. Nicely done, Stef!
This year, the test acts as a warm up. The State of Oregon requires that we get David tested by a third party after his third, fifth, eighth, and tenth grade years. He’ll be doing that in June, so wish him luck.
Once again, though, David has proven that our choice to homeschool was the right one. He’s doing very well and we’re very proud of him.
Way to go, David!