Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Potty Training....STILL, The CAT TEST, and my 33nd Birthday
Test 1- Vocabulary: There are 20 questions on the test and the child has 20 minutes to finish the test. The test measures the ability to identify the word that is associated with an orally presented category or definition. Also same-meaning words and words in context.
Test 2- Comprehension: Again, 20 questions with 20 minutes to complete them. This test measures comprehension of sentences and stories. (Remember, this is for a 1st grader.) He must read the sentences and stories on his own.
Test 3- Language Expression: This test has 20 questions and 16 minutes to answer them. This measures skills in language usage and sentence structure. (Correct Singular or Plural nouns, or the correct verb or adjective that completes a sentence.)
Test 4- Mathematics Computation: This test also has 20 questions and only 17 minutes to complete. Addition and subtraction of whole numbers.
Test 5- Mathematics Concepts and Applications: Again, 20 question and only 13 minutes to complete them. This test measures understanding of mathematics concepts. Dealing with numeration, problem solving, measurement, geometry and measurement units.
We did the first the tests today and he completed them in record time with every question correct (As far as I could tell. I do not have the grading key) The two math tests will be given tomorrow. I am a bit concerned about the addition and subtraction of the test, as he can do them, but rather slowly. Anything he does not complete will be marked incorrect. I don't like to put pressure on him, however it is a requirement of the state. When the test returns in a few weeks, I will post his results.