Monday, August 22, 2011

End of Year Testing

Today is the First Day of our official 2011-2012 school year... so what better time to remember our end of grade testing? Something to look forward to at the 'end' of this year! (We never STOP school.. we school through summer, but only Math, Science, and Reading)  So far, we have completed the CAT summary test each year.  It is enough to cover our state requirements, and for that we are very thankful.  They are relatively quick, inexpensive, and I can administer them myself.  (A few years, with the boys, we did the Iowa tests, which my Aunt Cornelia administered.)

It was quite funny this year when we realized that Amelia's 10th grade test is identical to last year's 9th grade test.  She had to answer questions about the cauliflower poem again and analyze what the cauliflower was 'feeling'.  What happened to Shakespeare? and Classic Literature? ....  Robert Frost? ... Anyone?

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