This week was our week for standardized testing which is required by our state. I wouldn't say this is our favorite part of the year, but it isn't too bad. I do like knowing where the girls are academically and since I know testing is just going to be part of getting them ready for college I look at it as preparation. I encourage them to do their best, but try to downplay the importance.
We tried a new test this year which included a full battery. I'm not certain I will do more than the required math and language arts next year. The extra tests did not seem to be extremely useful in my opinion. I did like the layout of this one better than what we have used previously.
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So here is a little of what our week look liked with testing. Grace spent a few days with Daddy at the church office while Beth and Rose took turns taking their tests.
When we weren't testing....
So there's our week. Nothing too exciting, but a good week nonetheless, not to mention how exciting it is to be done with testing! Next week we'll start back with school following a lighter summer schedule. See you then!