kitchen table math, the sequel: onward and upward

Saturday, January 22, 2011

onward and upward

11:35pm

ME: Hey! What did M. say about the SAT?

C: He said it wasn't that bad!

ME: Really?

C: Yeah!

ME: That's great! D. said it wasn't that bad, either!

C. Yeah, he said it wasn't too hard. He skipped the whole last section.

9 comments:

Catherine Johnson said...

You really can't let adolescents think for themselves.

Catherine Johnson said...

Just back from the Mother's Club Winter Wonderland event. Still love the school.

Katharine Beals said...

About half the the male classmates my son hangs out with are--according to him-- getting time and a half on their SATs (based on attentional and processing problems that apparently didn't warrant any accommodation until their 11th years at this rather demanding and selective private school). K takes it all in good stride, but one of his unaccommodated friends makes fun of these other guys.

momof4 said...

I think the numbers of kids granted accommodations exploded after the SAT stopped flagging scores achieved under non-standard conditions (ie with accommodations); it's hardly surprising.

Ben Calvin said...

Makes the validity of year-over-year comparisons even less valid.

Ben Calvin said...

And we were just having a discussion last night about how it's not fair to adolescents to expect them to think for themselves. Setting them up for failure.

debbie stier said...

Classic. I laughed out loud.

VickyS said...

I just proctored the Jan 22 sitting of the SAT. The kids were in line at 7:30 am and our test finished at 1:50pm. Who'd want time and a half on the dang thing? And I don't think they can be dismissed early.

Grace Nunez said...

Everything I've read leads me to believe it is extremely difficult to obtain accomodations from the College Board these days. But I'm cynical enough to believe that if you have the money to find the right professionals who will vouch that your child suddenly developed an attention issue last year, you can get the extra time.