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May 19th, 2008, 11:11 AM
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Not sure if this was posted here or on Ivillage. Anyway Talen used it today and it was pretty neat. It even gives a breakdown of what the problem areas are. I liked that bc it showed I was spot on in my own assessment of what we needed to go over again. http://www.test4free.com/assess.asp

He was assessed at a 3rd grade level independent reading and a 4th grade level instructional. I am not disappointed at all.
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May 19th, 2008, 11:33 AM
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NEAT! I am going to try this with my big boy here in a bit. Good thing you posted this today when I am stuck in bed with a laptop and two boys.
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May 19th, 2008, 11:41 AM
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I tried that awhile back and found it to be a little off, at least in my daughter's case.

It said she was 4th grade independent and 5th grade instructional, and I really think she's more 3rd grade independent and 4th grade instructional as when she brings her 4th grade instructional books home from school, she has to sound out/stop and think about roughly 7-10 words out of a 700 page book and that's the kind of accuracy I look for. Anything over that and I believe it gets frustrating and interferes with comprehension.
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May 19th, 2008, 12:11 PM
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Hmm....well it seemed to right on for us.
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May 19th, 2008, 12:17 PM
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It's possible that I'm not giving her enough credit, but she's also the type of kid who gets frustrated when things don't come easily for her, so I tend to lean towards things below her level rather than above when looking for reading material for that reason.
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Cool site! Thanks for sharing!
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May 19th, 2008, 01:34 PM
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I don't even want to post what it said for Eli. It took us about 40 minutes and this is what it said.

Independent Reading Level*: 7th grade
Instructional Reading Level**: 8th grade

We are about to start "3rd grade". But from what I see his peers doing we can say he is a mixture of 3rd-4th grade.
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That's a keeper! *Adds to overflowing link pile*
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May 19th, 2008, 02:32 PM
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I know, that was a good link!
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May 19th, 2008, 04:25 PM
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Oh need to have Declan take that..we took one here http://www.mindsprinting.com yesterday and it put Declan at 2nd grade math, 2nd grade reading and 4th grade reading Comp.. considering he'd only be finishing Kindergarten I am pleased
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May 19th, 2008, 05:27 PM
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OH NO! Another one! Elijah and I LOVE to take those! Hee hee...it only blows his head up more though. He already thinks he rocks out!
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May 19th, 2008, 05:29 PM
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LOL...Noah loves them too.. he just LOVES taking any LA ones and blowing them outta the water.. math always gets him down though so I don't let him take those anymore..LOL
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May 19th, 2008, 06:03 PM
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Awww, why does it get him down?
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May 19th, 2008, 06:53 PM
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Okay, so Eli did the math one from the mindsprinting one and it said:

Elijah is performing at the 4th grade level. He can start enrichment program by working on 4th grade concepts.

I *knew* this though, because we have been doing math at that level in his second grade work. He is totally excited about doing his 3rd grade math book. I will remember this little "test" when he thinks he isn't getting anywhere.
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May 19th, 2008, 08:18 PM
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Curiousity...When it says "on a 4th grade level" is it talking about what a public school is teaching in 4th grade? My oldest son just finished 3rd grade in public school. At the end of the year, his homework questions included, "Which does not describe this figure correctly?" And it shows a skewed rectangle. A. Polygon, B. Rhombus, C. quadrilateral, D. Parallelogram. It is listed under an objective for classifying quadrilaterals. That objectlive is next to the "Identify points, lines, segments, rays, and angles" objective. 3rd grade math.

Um, hi, I graduated from a private school in the top of my class 11 years ago. I learned what a Rhombus was in 10th grade geometry. It just Blows my mind how fast and hard they push the kids in ps. Did I mention with Accelerated math, Bryce taught this all to himself???? It gets rid of the "need" for a teacher to stand in fron of the class and teach math. He goes at his pace. 85% of the class didn't complete the 90 objectives from the FIRST folder. Bryce and two other students completed those by January and went on to complete yet ANOTHER 90 objectives by the end of the year to receive the third folder. Now, what will he do with that? Nothing. He starts where everyone else does come next year. Back to the basics.

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May 19th, 2008, 09:08 PM
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I know! This is in Eli's 3rd grade book, we haven't started it though. The thing in public though is that a kid can't slow down when needed or speed up when needed.

I don't remember doing that in 3rd, I remember that in around 9th gradeish.

So sick Remy wanted to take a test. It said he was a 1st grade level reading. Now my kids think they can skip books. I KNOW that they can't skip the books they are on. And I *hear* that what they are using is a year of so ahead of public. But now I will never hear the end of it!
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May 19th, 2008, 10:20 PM
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May 20th, 2008, 04:41 AM
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Go little M!
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May 20th, 2008, 05:16 AM
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Noah gets a little down because Math is always "behind" for him.. but that's ok..he's actually truely LEARNING the concepts so oh well if it's a level or 2 behind right?
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May 20th, 2008, 05:53 AM
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I just had Bryce take the math test (my sound chip on my computer is out and we can't take the reading test ) and he is at a 4th grade level. That is exactly what I expected since he is in public school. He is going into 4th grade next year.
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