Nov 18, 2008

Holy COW!

Christopher is a smart cookie, I know that, but he is also a very trying child because he borderlines on obsessive, and is always spouting off useless facts. Remember Jerry Maguire? Did you know the human brain weighs 8 pounds?

Well, a few weeks back, Christopher's teacher sent a permission slip to allow testing for the gifted program, of course we consented, but I expected similar results to last time he was testes... one very high score, and low scores in literature/composition. Today the results came back... 73rd percentile for verbal, which was not bad... but in quantitative and reasoning he scored 92nd and 91st respectively and has officially been identified as gifted and qualified to receive gifted services. HOLY SMOKES! I did not expect that! This makes me wonder how he did so poorly on the entrance test to the charter school we applied for (he did not get in), but then explains how his standardized testing (thanks NCLB*tongue in cheek*) was above average and advanced.

I am not sure yet how these results will affect his curriculum yet, but I will call in the morning and ask questions. I am now curious how these results compare to his last test.

3 comments:

Lynne said...

Wow! And you had doubts!?!?!?! Jeeze!!! He's just like my Austin.... and you know how well those two concocted trouble, in the name of science! LOL

SumnerRain said...

Well, this is not the first time he has taken the gifted test, but because he's average in writing, he never seems to pass.... but I never expected that he would get a 91 & 92 in the math portions, especially since he miserably failed the math test over this summer when he was trying to get into the charter school in my district. They actually suggested keeping him back a grade, until they saw his CSAP scores and were like... uhhh, our bad.

Lynne said...

Yea...... next, you'll be hearing from the Rocky Mountain Talent Search, if you haven't already.....

Austin did the same...it's the testing format that he had issues with..it was stupid down here....