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Placement Testing for fall

I and I admit I am a bit obsessive, am having Big do some “placement tests” for a home school curr — I am using it to see where he falls grade level wise.  The on-line testing shows where he should start or be placed according to their standards. is the assessment page:  and the curriculum can be found here:

Chronically he is ending 2nd grade this month or next, and in the fall on 2014 he should be starting 3rd grade.

Spelling he just passed 2nd grade, he passed it but did not ace it, but they place him at the first unit of 3rd

Math he is placed at 2nd unit of 3rd — so a little ways “in” and not at the very start of 3rd.  He passes 6 units of 3rd and 2 units of 4th grade math — what he is lacking, as far as 3rd goes is multiplication and division, neither of which we have started.  He had some “gaps” in 2nd but they are material I feel confident he simply tested badly on as I feel he knows the topics.

Reading supposedly he passed 1st, 2nd and third; and they would place him in the first unit of 4th.  I am not so sure I agree.  The reading test was not all that detailed.   His reading is improving; but I don’t feel he is at the beginning of 4th.  However i am confident he is not totally behind his peers.  I’d like to see his reading a lot stronger.  I felt the reading test was the weakest test of the 4.

Grammar:  He has gaps, and I have to find out what they are, but he has NO GAPS till the end of 3rd grade.  After “fixing his gaps” the suggest placement of the 3rd unit of 5th grade.  (they boy loves grammar)



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10.12.2013 trail back ride (first horse back ride for boys)

10.12 big on horse

10.12 little on horse

10.12 mom on horse

10.21 little brother

big brother on horse

boys on horse 2

boys on horse

boys riding

little on horse happy

mom on horse 2

mpom riding

off we go

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boys and lion

boys and monkey

boys bass pro waterfall

boys on rocks

boys texas indepenmcance 2

boys TX independance

brothers 9.21

getting chachture done 2


getting charachture done

in the weeds

little on rock

mom and boys bass pro waterfall

mom and boys

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first part of Winter Vacation 2013

b lue





12.21.13 ice cream

12.23.13 at grandma's

12.24.13 big

12.24.13 cave

12.25.13 big and Grandpa

12.31.13 hunting

christmas erector set

christmas night wing shirt

christmas tubbie

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random December 2013 photos

12.04.13 little school

12.04.13 molly

12.05.13 Big Brother's school work

12.12.13 little sleeping

12.12.13 little

12.13 Little's writting

12.15.13 little sleeping

12.19.13 little


12.01.13 boys again

12.01.13 boys sleeping with moilly

12.01.13 boys

12.07.13 boys and molly

12.07.13 elf

12.07.13 mom and little

12.18.13 boys 2

12.18.13 boys

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a buddy’s birthday party — army style 12.16.13

12.16.13 big

12.16.13 little sleeping

12.16.13 tired

brothers 12.16.13

mom 12.16.13


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Padre Island‎‎ 12.14.13


big good

big on beach

boys 2


i asked him to smile

little with ocean

sea star and boys


beach play 3

beach with mom

mom sea and boys

on the beach

12.14.13 Big

12.14.13 boys

12.14.13 little

start fish

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