Thursday, January 24, 2013

Trash talking test scores

The girls recently took their EdVision assessment. This is the follow-up to their September test. The idea is to see how much they have grown during the school year and identify problems before the big ISAT test in March.

The blond twin was despondent when she came home. Her reading scores had only gone up 200 points. Another child in the class had a 600 point increase. Still, she landed in the 97 percentile. I was thrilled. She was not.

We spent a lot of time talking about how her initial scores were so high and she really didn't have that much room to grow. When you start third grade reading at a fifth grade level and move up to a sixth grade level in one semester, most people would be thrilled.

The blond twin didn't want to hear it. She wanted to go up 600 points like her classmate.

The brunette twin's scores didn't come home yet. She spent a bit of time trash talking with her sister about whose test scores would be better. It's easy to claim victory when your scores haven't come home yet. There were all kinds of bets from cleaning their bedroom to carrying backpacks.

I don't know when the brunette twin's scores will come home, but I'm kind of looking forward to it. Trash talking is adorable when you have nine year old girls fighting to be the superior reader and math whiz of the house.

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