AKA TIMSS...has anyone's kid taken this? My son's 8th grade class has been chosen to participate. They just spent 2 weeks taking the f$%^&ing sate standardized test.
I have the can opt him out...it's a 3 hour test. He doesn't want to take it. DH (of course) thinks test taking is great skill to build and that DS should take the test.
My main question is: Am I being irresponsible towards America's public schools by opting him out? How valuable are the results? We all know the U.S. lags behind in Math and Science.
I have a call in to the principal to see what my sone would be doing if I opted hi out of the test.