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Re: [IPp] standardized tests (long)

My daughter Kaycee is 9 and her state tests were in the beginning of
February.  We don't want her to test unless she was in the range of 80-250.
For 2 of the test days she was not in range, so they let her take the makeup
test the following week.  Fortunately she was in range those days.  She also
attends private school and I believe it is up to the administrators
discretion whether to allow extra time or not.  I would not be concerned
about standardized testing because there is no negative impact if there are
poor results. In NY state Kaycee could be mandated for extra help or summer
school if she did not pass the test, so I made sure she was in "good" shape.
Maryann Crawford
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allison Leake" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 12:57 PM
Subject: [IPp] standardized tests (long)

> Hi everyone,
> Jeremy goes to private school, and they start their standardized testing
> week of 3/10.  We do not have a 504, due to the private school issue, and
> our school has been wonderful all year dealing with Jeremy's pump,
> classroom/anywhere testing, snacking, etc.
> Sooo...we have told his teacher and VPrincipal that we want him to test at
> 9am, which is before the testing starts.  We are opting to have him treat
> his high or low (he's usually in range when he tests at his usual 9:30
> before the test and take the test with the class.  Jeremy seems to feel
> he can handle things, with just treating and moving on.  They said that
> cannot allow him extra time on the day of the test (say, 15-20 minutes) to
> treat a low, sit and wait for b.g. to rise, and then let him have an extra
> 15-20 minutes on the test with the other kids waiting for him to finish.
> Argh!
> They do have an untimed option, but we are being encouraged to have Jeremy
> take the test timed.  They have a make-up day, in case he feels really bad
> and can't take the test, but he will not want to be singled out for that
> (although they could accomodate anything we need in that case, since it
> would be just a few kids).
> We are just confused about how to handle this.  We look forward to your
> input.  We may post this to other lists, also, so I'll aplogize now for
> redundancy if you hang out on those lists, too.
> Thanks,
> Allison
> mom to Jeremy, 3rd grade, pumping 6/02
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