07 January 2010

Reading Test, Part I

The first part of K's faux standardized reading test has been graded. Before going over the results, here are the details. K has been taking a sample standardized test for 2nd-grade reading. I am then going over the answers for each section, and grading them. Since this is a sample test, I have no way of knowing where she would fall on the scale compared to other students taking the same test, but I am just using this for my own assessment purposes. I plan on spending extra time working on concepts that she is not as strong in. She is over halfway done, taking a few sections each day. We should be complete by the end of next week.

Here are the results so far:
Vocabulary: 100%
Picture Vocabulary: 100%
Words in Context: 84%
Synonyms, Antonyms, & Homonyms: 93%
Word Sounds: 89%
Word Recognition: 100%
Contractions: 86%
Spelling: 100%
Root Words, Prefixes, & Suffixes: 10%
Capitalization: 100%
Punctuation: 75%

Also, I should point out that there were six of her answers where she filled in two circles, one of them being correct. I will have to remind her tomorrow that if she changes her answer, she needs to make sure she completely erases the wrong answer. She could quite possibly have gotten 100% in punctuation instead of 75% due to this detail. Other sections affected by this were Words in Context; Synonyms, Antonyms, & Homonyms; Word Sounds; Contractions; and Root Words, Prefixes, & Suffixes. True wrong answers for the first 115 questions were only 11, eight of them being in the Root Words, Prefixes, & Suffixes category.

Proud Parent Side Note: Since she is not quite 6, and this is a 2nd-grade exam, I'm going to assume she's ranked pretty high among her age-mates. :D

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