Tuesday, June 24, 2008

They Passed!

Principal Lee Fisher with the students of
Our Lady of Good Remedy Catholic School
on a field trip to Tanglewood Park
Praise and Glory to God! They passed! The end of the year test that is. All three of them passed.

Clearly we've had a doozy of a second homeschooling year. And my own attention span may have been a little shorter than, say, a fly. Did I say it is only our second year homeschooling? So each of our students is "at grade level or better." Good enough for me. Of course, there are plenty of "areas for improvement." But, I'm so grateful that the whole year wasn't a wash. Who doesn't have room for improvement in their life?

Here's my two cents on testing: test in a group. Pick a standardized test that is well known. Eventually everyone has to take a test in a group. Even if it is just your driver's license test: big crowded room, lots of noise and distractions. And if your students go on to higher education, nothing but tests. That and research papers, lots of writing and tests.

So very glad those days are behind me. (Even though I didn't take this test, I felt like I was the one being tested.) My mom finally finished test taking sometime in her 60's. I'll have to write about how driven to excel our family is some other time. For now, celebrate: They Passed!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! And great picture!

I agree about the group testing. I think that's a great way to go.