So, tonight was parent/teacher conferences. At ours was the gifted coordinator. She gave us some information for some out of grade testing. She's in 4th grade, so this would be the EXLORE test. The gifted coordinator said that it was totally up to us. If it was something that we thought would cause any kind of anxiety, she would totally say don't do it, but it could give us some good information about where she's at, in comparison to other kids in the top 1%. DD has tested on the state standardized tests at the 99% for language and 98% for math. She said that in 6th grade, they can take the SAT (seemed to be saying that it was encouraged then), and this would be good prep for that, as well as giving more data to compare (establishing a baseline and the like).
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this test. DD tests well, and has little to no anxiety with testing out of grade or testing in an environment where there would be older kids around her (as an example, she has studied for and taken her tech level amateur radio license exam, and is taking a class with a friend while studying for her general exam. The class is mostly adults).