Hi everyone, I don't want to get into a debate about whether standardized testing is good or bad or in between. I just want a good discussion if possible about how to help my son do well on his tests this coming year. He has to take it so I want to make sure he does his best and is ready for it.
What I was thinking to do is from the beginning of the school year til testing time to purchase Study Island since they have at least state standards and I assume they may be closely aligned with national standards? Is that pretty accurate? Then I'll create a curriculum to ensure he is competent in the outlined standards. I'd try to finish by March next year so that he can have time to complete some Spectrum work book pages.
The school he will be enrolled in does not focus heavily on academics. He is a special kind of school for other kinds of development. They will teach him LA, Math etc but it's not really going to be at a 10 rating kind of school level. So I know ahead of time I have to pick up this slack. We have on his side the fact that he has great vocabulary and reading skills as well as great math skills already. So I'm not terribly worried but there are some areas where he is 'extremely' weak in such as writing.
Is Study Island a great resource for making sure we know the standards, have plenty of examples, and practice? Is there a better resource out there?
I was even thinking to privately buy some k12 courses in Math and LA to kind of use as a guide for supplementing.