My son has a standardized test coming up in May. I purchased the Spectrum test prep book containing the Language Arts and Math. Is this a good prep booklet to get him familiar with the format enough to make him feel less anxiety about the test, that he'll get used to completing this kind of work, and do they cover the standards well?
He is doing alright in his school work but he makes silly mistakes that when he looks at again laughs at. On his test last Friday he had to write the correct adjective in the sentence according to the picture. There was a mug with steam coming off with a person holding it, as if they were going to drink hot coffee, cocoa or something. He chose salty for the adjective. When I asked him what's the picture about he told me the man is drinking hot coffee. I asked him why he wrote salty there and he just said he didn't think it mattered which adjective he chose to use. He does these things on his tests often. I have tried to explain that he has to choose an appropriate answer and he asked me what's wrong if he wants to describe it as salty, how do we know it's not? Anyone have this problem on their school work etc.?