Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What a smarty-pants!

Haley & I just got back from her kindergarten assessment. When we got there, they took her into the next room to go through the assessment exercises with the teachers. They told me it would probably be 30-40 minutes. Well, a bit more than 2 hours later, she was finally done! Apparently the assessment lets them just keep going as long as they still know how to read this page, solve this math problem, finish this pattern, etc. As long as they're still doing it right, they just keep going. Well finally, the teachers stopped Haley because she was tired. She could have kept going!

They came out afterwards to go over her scores with me. In almost every category she was at least double the expected benchmark. Her reading was especially high... by the end of the year, they should be reading at a level 4. Haley was reading at level 14 when they finally stopped her assessment!

When she walked out of the testing room she heaved a big sigh and told me, "Mom, that made me all exhausted!" =)

I always knew she was smart as anything, but always nice to have it confirmed!!

6 comments:

Mistaken said...

She is a very smart little girl. That makes for good bragging rights. :)

Tera said...

That's awesome! Is she just starting kindergarten? Smart girl!

Serenity73 said...

Woo hoo! Go Haley!

Druciana said...

Wow! That's great! Sean's took about an hour. They told me he did great, but did not give me the scores.

Melissa said...

Wow! That's awesome. Good luck in kindergarten! (we didn't even have assessments, is that common...?) Nice to know your child is going to excel academically. Makes life so much easier. Enjoy!

Cara said...

That's fantastic! You must be so proud. Receiving confirmation that your child is doing well is a huge pat on the back. You and Aaron are obviously doing something right1