THIS is such a great article on Standardized Testing and the homeschooler! I know this because we’ve done several of those tests because of PA law. I am not thrilled with them or the outcome. Nor did I know the public schools study the tests before they take them!
My own son had his first Standardized Test last year and it wasn’t pretty, that’s for sure. Even the school district wrote a note and said “Anything we can do to help?” Um, no thank you! My son is just not good at those kinds of tests and we don’t study them for a week or 2 ahead of time. My fifth grader has to take one this year. *sigh*