Victor had his first annual standardized test 2 weeks ago & did great. We went w/ the 1970 California Achievement test from Christian Liberty Press because...
- It was $25.00.
- California was more scrupulous in 1970. Educational standards were higher then.
- Since it was so "outdated" we could proctor it ourselves.
Mike & I have only ever known public school testing & figuring that the children will be taking tests publicly sometime in the future, we tried to keep the atmosphere similar. I just made sure breakfast was especially good, hearty, & right before the test. I didn't do school w/ him the rest of that week w/ him & we only did 1 section a day.
I liked it for mostly showing my shortcomings. I could feel my eyes growing big watching him fill in some blanks. It was very clear I had never taught any grammar, capitalization or punctuation. Since we had extra free time that week, we built fairy houses & baked.
We have so much moss, it works out great.
We made pies, though the picture of pizza. It's more fun to watch cheese melt.