NJ ASK (Standardized Testing)
NJ Middle schoolers are taking the NJ ASK tests this week. This it our state standardized tests. The have been testing since Monday so after 3 days of testing which included ILA (English for us old folks) and Math, Science is today, I asked her how it was so far. I was curious if anyone from her class had panic attacks so they had to go to the nurse or opted out like the horror stories Cop posted about the NY State tests.
She said it was easy. Worst part is it is long and boring. She also raved about the essay she wrote. She was very proud of it. Told me all about it, about the vocabulary words she had learned and included in it, how she had a paragraph with a counter point, etc. She was very proud of it and you could see she was very prepared by our school. I asked a couple of her friends about it at softball practice too. They all had similar comments about it being easy and boring. No big deal.