Testing Day 1- Reading
Scene: J, at his desk, tears rolling down his face. State test lady stands, bored, in doorframe, staring at her watch. MS D. kneels.
Me- What’s wrong?
J (weeping, not all that quietly)- “hhhow am i s-s-supposed to get f-f-forty-two if there’s only th-th-thirty three q-q-questions?!”
Background: J could very well not pass third grade. His grades are NOT pass-worthy. His test scores do not show that he deserves to pass. He reads at mid-2nd grade level. Just…not really there. J and I had several conversations in which I explained to him that for him to pass to 4th, he needed to score basic on the MCT2. Basic = at least 42% of the questions right. This has now been drilled into him at home. 42. 42. 42. Jadon knows that number. Back to the story…
Me- ….oh! 42% Percent, J! That means you don’t even have to answer half of the questions right! Lets shoot for…
Me- “Good math, J!”
Testing Day 2- Language
J- “This test is too easy…”