My DD is 6 and in second grade. We currently HS through a cyber charter school. At this point, I am her primary teacher. She attends classes with other children for art, music, acting, dance, etc. provided by the school. She also does some "just for fun" classes online with other kids in the "advanced" program. We are very happy with the set-up. It's been working well for DD and for our family situation. She was recently tested and her reading level is at a 6.5 grade level. Her comprehension is similar. Her word recognition is at a 12th grade level. Her math is at a 2.5 grade level. She is a voracious reader. She play piano very well, she has many interests and gets absorbed in many things. We are going to stick with the school we are with at this time. We love the flexibility and support that we get.
The school would like to have her tested and we would like to as well. Mostly because it will allow her to be placed in a different reading grade level as well as open up many other learning opportunities for her. Can someone prepare us for what to expect when she is tested? I don't really want to turn this into a debate as to whether we should or shouldn't have her tested at this age or whether or not we should stick with the school we are in, etc. Just trying to figure out what to tell DD and what we can prepare her to expect. I went through testing when I was 8. It was low-key and I thought it was fun. I don't know how times have changed since then.
Thanks in advance for any insight.