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    #151787 - 03/23/13 10:32 AM Re: Synopsis of Jan Davidson's keynote speech - TAGT [Re: bk1]
    Bluestar Offline
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    Registered: 03/23/13
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    You wrote:
    Right now, the tests only judge proficiency at grade level. My older child probably would have passed the fifth grade proficiency exam years ago, but instead, each year all he got to show was that he was proficient at first grade skills, proficient at 2nd grade skills, etc. As long as he showed as proficient, no one really cared that he'd learned next to nothing all year in class and that almost all his learning was done outside of school.

    I know what you mean; I brought that very thought up to our school's staff. I had noticed that most of my family could be any number of professionals; however they always lack credentials. I want my children to get the notice and credentials, for their abilities, that they deserve. The only way that will happen is if I find a school willing to let them go at their own pace; which means individualized instruction.

    #151789 - 03/23/13 10:47 AM Re: Synopsis of Jan Davidson's keynote speech - TAGT [Re: Harriet1609]
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    My thought is to going virtual school if possible. I am going to try it. At least I will have access to what the children should be doing at what age and they are not as likely to fall way behind in something because I don't know to present it to them. But it should get them more individualized attention.

    I have noticed that most times councilors are loth to IQ test before 3rd grade. I am awaiting that very thing for my 8y/o. I am contemplating getting her professionally tested, though it will be around $200. I see that pro testing may be a good idea considering the tests are more accurate and detailed?? I plan to read more to see if that is what many people have experienced.

    #184702 - 03/13/14 06:47 AM Re: Synopsis of Jan Davidson's keynote speech - TAGT [Re: Grinity]
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    if you think about it many actors, scientist, artist etc. are probably somewhat gifted and can at least imagine if not relate to the fact that gifted children are held back in our society by either public schools or the inability to pay for private educations.

    #188486 - 04/16/14 06:51 AM Re: Synopsis of Jan Davidson's keynote speech - TAGT [Re: EastnWest]
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    Registered: 09/21/13
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    WE will be be circling in the same problem which is 'no child left behind'. My son is not a average child. He needs more of everything the school can provide but, he is not behind so okey?.I have Many Friends, their children are taking extra lessons because they are behind. I saw the "special education classroom"
    Smart tables, I pads, one by one teaching. I know my boy isnt behind, he is above but struggling in the classroom and no help? Why? WHY? When He was 2 years old he was more happy. In school years, The more He was craving to learn, The more he struggeled. Now he is upset and somehow broken. When He was four years old,He was talking about special magnetic shose he will design for his space shuttle, he was playing with the numbers. Every morning he was running to our bedroom with his silly ideas.( "Oh momy you know what? I will make a space shuttle just behave like a light. IF it can behave like a light I think he can go faster but momy I need to know more. Can you teach me? School can teach me ? No I can not, school can not. but Why ? WHY? WHY?). Now He is learning to disobey and become lazy.He is still the same child I know but he lost his connection. His grade score is getting worse. He is tired.

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