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What He Learns
Comfortable with Tests
In general, standardized tests are language-based and this is Dylan's main area of difficulty. Dylan took the Terra Nova test with only the accommodations the school would allow (we had more battles about this).
am happy to report that Dylan scored in the average range in all skill
areas except two - reading vocabulary and the reading composite score
(which includes the reading vocabulary score). In these two areas, he
scored above average!
bottom line is that many school people don't want "those kids"
to take standardized tests. We had a real fight to get them to test Dylan.
The school staff and I continue to argue about accommodations and we don't
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