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Friday, September 25, 2009

I just have to share because I am so proud!

Here in Massachusetts we have what is called the MCAS tests. The kids take them every spring in grades 3 through 10 and they have to pass these tests to graduate high school. Last spring was Orion's first year of taking the MCAS tests and he was tested in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

His overall performance level for the English Language Arts was Proficient (meaning he demonstrates a solid understanding of challenging subject matter and can solve a wide variety of problems) The breakdown showed he struggled some with Open Ended Response questions, something I will talk to his teacher about so he can work on that.

His overall performance level for the Mathematics was Above Proficient (meaning he demonstrates mastery of challenging subject matter and constructs solutions to challenging problems) There were 5 different sub-content areas in the mathematics test and he scored 100% on 3 of those!

I am so proud of my boy! I put him in school a year early, everyone told me it was a mistake and that because of his social problems with the ADHD he would suffer in school and if anything I should have held him back! I can not tell you how happy I am to be able to say "I TOLD YOU SO!" I knew he needed to get into school, I knew he was ready and I KNEW without doubt if I waited an extra year he would too bored. My son, who should have been in 2nd grade last spring scored that well on a 3rd grade test....his math amazes me! I am so happy right now I can't wait to see him and hug him and tell him exactly how proud of him I am!!

1 comment:

Sweet Mama Jones said...

You're kiddo is cute AND a genius! Sweet! :)