Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It would be more workable and fair in my opinion to expose all children to some standardized test prep before a test, rather than try to enforce a lack of prep. Testing moms questions are so repetitive. Print Topic Switch to Threaded Mode. Sometimes it seems that even where schools use clustering, they lack an appreciation of the differences between gifted students and create clusters that don’t work well together. Practice Tests for Cogat – Grade2 [ Re:

Read more Read less. I’ve occasionally posted over the years how bad websites are in this space. Which brings me back again to my discomfort with test prep for reasoning tests. Christopher Leung May 4, at 3: We hardly used their site for 2 weeks and asked them to cancel the membership. Anonymous September 9, at 4: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

The fact that test prep will inevitably happen to some degree is a compelling reason not to rely just on numbers from one type of test, or maybe any types of preppable tests.

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I signed-up for testing mom, used it for the 3 months period, but they automatically renewed my “membership” at like 3 times the price. What I was told at the time is that she was hitting standards a year or two ahead, and therefore could be instructed in the regular classroom with some differentiation. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

My personal opinion, short answer: One of the more interesting ideas I’ve heard suggests looking at “x” percentage of each demographic tested. I have threatened thinkiny contact my Credit Card company. People comment in negative, sometimes offhand ways about hothousing; for example we’ve heard people here relate how some jealous parents comment that their children haven’t been “given the same opportunities”.


I just found out they are charging me monthly after an attempt to cancel.

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That makes sense to me, although the follow up would have to be differentiated with current achievement levels in mind. Page 2 of 5. If I cancel before my membership expires, I should not have a problem, right? The schools that use these best will group kids with similar scores together and provide appropriate content based on what the students already know.

So I would suggest to work with your credit card companies and let them know this bastard vendor. As well educated families artificially raise the scores of kids who are likely to already be advantaged in vocabulary and general exposure to content, it will become even harder to see the children with raw ability but disadvantaged backgrounds.

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And though of course we’re talking GT, these tests are useful to educating of all kids, GT thinkijg not. I called my credit card company to file a dispute. Unknown November 28, at 7: Grade accelerated students are supposed to be considered alongside students of the grade they’ve accelerated to because they are then being compared to kids who have been exposed to the same content.

Anonymous February 8, at 5: But I understand your worries and share them. The activities focus on using these words in context to help students incorporate each word into their vocabulary and retain the correct spelling. Some of those questions are useful, some not so much.

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If you work on the wrong material, he won’t reviewws well, and you’re not an expert on the test. My husband got this book from Amazon – ‘4 Practice Tests for Cogat’.


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And there is a significant difference between two third graders who score at the same level but have been exposed to different levels of curriculum.

Yes, I remember thinking “probably spam” at the time, but it wasn’t blatant enough to report as such – and look, it lead to an interesting discussion! When you sign up, they say cancel anytime but they charge all the money before hand and if you don’t like and try to cancel, they don’t refund any unused money.

From all of this, I conclude that the Mercer Publishing materials are okay to use too. Share your thoughts with other customers. For students who need something other than the opportunity to work with materials from later grades or even in those higher grade level classrooms –for students who actually need instruction delivered in a different manner and at a different pace, acheivement tests will continue to be an inadequate identification tool.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Or will that just lead to inaccurate parent reporting for fear that information they share will be used against them? I have no idea. Yes, I remember thinking “probably spam” at the time, but it wasn’t blatant enough to report as such – and look, it lead to an interesting discussion!

To start all over, my child had to repeat what had been practised before.