My 8yo boy scored 16/25 on the 2011 AMC 8, a math test taken mostly by talented 7th and 8th graders, whose average score is about 11 . He missed the honor roll (top 5% of scores) by one question but made the Achievement roll for grades 6 and below.

Next year I will encourage him to take the AMC 10 as well as the AMC 8.

"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle." - George Orwell