I have read a lot about how kids are tested too much etc etc. I say I won't put much stock in state tests but I get the results and
I have my kids in a K12 virtual public school, so we have to do all the state tests and the prep, too. So, can't blame not knowing what to expect. Against my wishes, we even did do some "drilling".
My 3rd grader got a "proficient" in math and reading. However, his scores were slightly below the state average. We are in a lower preforming state so... well, I can't help but feel like a failure! This is all on me afterall! I really expect my "perfect" child who gets so much one on one attention to score "advanced." I guess it is just so disheartening to think that we are working so hard and sacrificing so much (for me to stay home and homeschool) just to have an average or below student!