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    #13128 - 04/05/08 04:43 PM Re: Our Emergency Decision [Re: Kriston]
    Grinity Offline

    Registered: 12/13/05
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    Loc: Connecticut
    Sorry that it has come to this, but if you can have a 'little trial' of the private school for the rest of the year you can potentially save lots of money and emotional wear and tear - that is a great situation.

    I hope that what they say and what they do line up beautifully,
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    #13132 - 04/05/08 05:05 PM Re: Our Emergency Decision [Re: Grinity]
    crisc Offline

    Registered: 12/12/07
    Posts: 485
    Loc: New England
    Wow, this just doesn't seem right. It's amazing what policies schools will strictly enfore and which ones they choose not to allow rule bending for...

    I don't have any new advice to offer but I really hope this new arrangement will work out for you. It definetly sounds promising.

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    #13157 - 04/06/08 02:10 AM Re: Our Emergency Decision [Re: crisc]
    Mia Offline

    Registered: 11/18/07
    Posts: 533
    Loc: Chicago, Illinois

    Well, good on you for taking her out. Hopefully the new school will be a better fit for the rest of the year, and will give you a little time to decide if homeschool or the private school will be better for your dd.

    I can't *believe* they tried to blame you for the situation! That's really something. Hopefully they won't try *that* again.

    #13367 - 04/08/08 06:38 PM Re: Our Emergency Decision [Re: Mia]
    Mommy2myEm Offline

    Registered: 09/12/07
    Posts: 304
    Just a quick update:

    We are finishing with old school this week. Yesterday I spoke with the admissions coordinator at the new school and they will administer an IQ test since we have never had one for DD. Well, she had a group administered one which she scored 140 (with 141 ceiling) and gifted is 128 and above. I think they will use the WISC, any thoughts on that? I haven't brushed up on my IQ tests, so I am not sure how it would complement DD. She is highly verbal, has done well on cognitive test and is good with puzzles and mazes. She isn't that good or interested in doing math in her head and will often take a long time answering for those types of questions. DD will get the test on Monday. Any ideas how long the scoring will be? Thanks


    #13368 - 04/08/08 06:51 PM Re: Our Emergency Decision [Re: Mommy2myEm]
    Kriston Offline

    Registered: 09/19/07
    Posts: 6145
    Loc: Midwest
    Rumor has it that verbal kids tend to do well on the WISC and Visual-Spatial kids tend to do better on the SB-V. It seems like she'll do well, given what you've said about her, but that's just what "they" say. <shrug>

    I think ours took only about 90 minutes or so. I know it was a LOT shorter than the SB-V, which took well over 3 hours. Of course, the better they do, the longer they tend to go...

    Is the tester experienced in working with GT kids?

    #13374 - 04/09/08 03:51 AM Re: Our Emergency Decision [Re: Dottie]
    Mommy2myEm Offline

    Registered: 09/12/07
    Posts: 304
    Thanks Kriston and Dottie. This tester apparently does it for several private schools in the area and kids have to be gifted identified first to get to this level. I am glad this school wants to know more about DD and this tester is very well respected within the school district he is in and also among the private schools in this area.

    If it's true that the WISC is good for verbal kids, it may compliment DDs abilities. I will keep you posted on the results.


    #13377 - 04/09/08 05:02 AM Re: Our Emergency Decision [Re: Dottie]
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    Registered: 11/24/07
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    I'm so glad you have such a great option for your DD, and that you're acting on it now, rather than waiting for the fall. Can't wait to hear how it works out. Good luck!

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