Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Score Has Been Settled

Deadline for the contest is tonight! Head over and enter your caption now!

Nobody laugh. And nobody get mad. I think I'm a bad mom. Hush.

While enrolling the kidlets in school, I got their standardized test scores back. They tested - the short version - last summer in order to be placed in classrooms, but I really had no idea where they were academically. Now I know.

Last summer Oatmeal Head scored about average in everything 7th grade, so that's where he wound up. End of this year's tests, he placed solidly in Satisfactory. He's normal, on track, doing well.

Maybelline scored really low in math last summer, putting her in remedial math. There are reasons for that, but nothing I could do about it at that point. End of this year, she's across the board Satisfactory, meaning she came up at LEAST two grade levels in math. YAY!!!

Little Guy? He was being pulled out of class from the beginning because he scored low on last summer's math test. He also has an IEP for some learning struggles, even though he has graduate school level vocabulary. Imagine my surprise when I got his test scores and his math was Advanced! Hooray!

Just had to let y'all know. Homeschooling sucked and all, and I did a pretty poor job (hence last summer's test scores), but they CAN be taught! And they were taught well. I'm so proud of them.

Until I write again ...

Flea

15 comments:

Marguerite said...

Hooray! Hurrah!

Jan Parrish said...

So glad they've improved. Not everyone is cut out for homeschooling and that's OK. It's good you saw that and did something about it. Now that makes you a good mom. So, kudos to you!

Tammy said...

Congratulations for you kids!

Karen said...

I worry a lot about home schooling. I am home schooling my son. The services here for him are seriously lacking. (Has some learning disabilities)But I keep thinking if he's learning more here with me than he was in school, that's enough, right? Then I really worry that it is not. Then I think about moving again, which just sounds exhausting. We have already done a lot of that in his almost seven years.

I'm glad you found what works for your family. I'm pretty sure that makes you a fantastic mom.

zobabe said...

**Clapping for the Flea progeny**

AWESOME!! I'm happy for all of you! Also? What Jan said.

As for the caption, I know I should. I do. There are such GOOD ones there already, though. I feel inferior, and not up to the challenge tonight.

Connie Pombo said...

Yippee!! Here's a pat on the back for mom (we don't get them very often--do we?!?!).

My oldest just got his Masters this summer, but isn't going to "walk" in the fall to get his little piece of paper. I cried when he told me today (little did he know I was "living" to see the day!).

HUGS!

Noble pig said...

That is so great. I happy for you and for them!

Manic Mom said...

I love the nicknames for your kiddos!

Ellyn said...

Good job kids. I am so happy they are thriving.

Mental P Mama said...

Well done on all your parts!

Audra said...

If I home schooled my kids the only thing they would excel in would be being dead. I can barely get them to just sit and watch cartoons. Thanks I'll leave teaching to the teachers.

Casdok said...

Well done all round!! :)

http://anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

You're a great mom, and it shows it that you were willing to put them back in school. My MIL ruined my littlest two BILs when she pulled them out and didn't teach them anything.

k said...

Hey, you did a good job. You taught them how to learn - the real key and basis of education - also a love of reading and learning. And they are good kids too. That's the best part. So give yourself and the hunny a pat on the back.

Colleen said...

YOu did a great job if you were able to keep them up to their age-level. My kids would probably be 2 grade levels behind.