Today’s Victory: My kids owned the school day



The boys had a great day at school today, despite the way it was started. In my mind, that’s a total victory.

Elliott had a great day as well and hasn’t had another issue with the kid that was bullying him last year. This of course, is super awesome as well and I’m so grateful for that.  

I should also point out that Emmett received the results of his state testing and not only did he pass with flying colors, he passed at the accelerated level. This means he will be able to move on to fourth grade next year. 
Unfortunately, he has to take the test again in the Spring, even though it won’t count for him. The way we test kids in school is ridiculous in this country.

Here’s a NSFW John Oliver commentary on this very subject of standardized testing.. Worth a watch, just turn the volume down…




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What kind of standardized testing do they take that determines advancement?
All of the tests where I live are for school accreditation and funding.

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This is likely the result of the clustereff that is ‘No Child Left Behind’. I checked and it looks like Ohio requires 3rd graders to pass a reading test before they advance them to the 4th grade. This makes a tiny bit of sense; we certainly want our children reading at or above grade level; but it seems somewhat arbitrary to me. I would think that if you are going to have to pass a test to advance, more than reading should be required. As long as we are on the subject of school I have a question- how long… Read more »

Braden
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What kind of standardized testing do they take that determines advancement?
All of the tests where I live are for school accreditation and funding.

Kim Gebhardt
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Kim Gebhardt

This is likely the result of the clustereff that is ‘No Child Left Behind’. I checked and it looks like Ohio requires 3rd graders to pass a reading test before they advance them to the 4th grade. This makes a tiny bit of sense; we certainly want our children reading at or above grade level; but it seems somewhat arbitrary to me. I would think that if you are going to have to pass a test to advance, more than reading should be required. As long as we are on the subject of school I have a question- how long… Read more »