SAT Testing: Day One

SAT: Day OneSo, today was the big day.  My oldest girl, “T”, had her SAT testing. (Not the college SAT, just the annual aptitude test.)

We made sure to start the day off with breakfast and then headed out the door. We prayed before she went into the room and the rest was up to her!

The first section of the day was vocabulary (thank goodness), which helped start the day off on the right foot. After her initial session we touched bases to see how she was handling things, “Pretty good so far. I think I only had trouble with one word.”

Her second section was a breeze with Reading Comprehension. She really felt confident about doing this portion of the test.

Her last two sections were on Arithmetic, which were a little more problematic. It isn’t that she can’t do the work, she just doesn’t like arithmetic. In her opinion, she might have missed three or four (out of about fifty) on the second section and had no trouble with the fourth.

I’m glad she is so optimistic about her performance. We still have one more day to go and then she’s done!

Time will tell if her confidence is well founded; the test results won’t be back for another few weeks. Here’s hopin’!

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5 thoughts on “SAT Testing: Day One

  1. I am confused. I thought that homeschooled kids did not take standardized tests. We use a virtual charter school, so we have to comply with all state public school standards, but I remember looking at the homeschool laws for our state, and it says that they don’t need to take the standardized tests. Are the laws different for each state?

    Anyway, I am very glad that “:T” did so well. YAY, T!!!!!!

    God Bless

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    • Home schooled children are not required to take standardized tests. However, the PSP which we are a part of requires it. From seventh grade through eleventh the children are tested to help the parents gauge how their children are doing.
      Thanks for the well wishing!

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      • Depending on the state! Here in Washington we are required to yearly test but the results are just kept with your own records and do not need to be turned in to anyone. If our homeschool was ever investigated we would be expected to have copies in our records. I think most states do require some testing…..I’m surprised California doesn’t!

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      • Nope; in California the only requirement is attendance. Who would have guessed, right? (I would highly recommend keeping additional records though, such as a portfolio and report cards. It is always better to have more documentation than less.)
        Thank you, for the correction on the laws in other states. I didn’t realize they were required.

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