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    #9487 - 02/23/08 04:42 PM Re: Explore test questions [Re: Kriston]
    EandCmom Offline
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    Kriston - I think you're right. When you're just matter of fact about things, people just take them at face value and don't think another thing about it.

    I will give my DS a pat on the back from you - Thanks! smile

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    #9495 - 02/23/08 07:13 PM Re: Explore test questions [Re: EandCmom]
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    #9503 - 02/23/08 08:21 PM Re: Explore test questions [Re: Kriston]
    doodlebug Offline
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    The child has to be enrolled in third grade to take the EXPLORE, right? Has anyone's kiddo taken it in third when they were accelerated? I'm wondering if my son should try next year or wait until he is in fourth (since he'll be a young 3rd grader).

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    #9517 - 02/24/08 06:47 AM Re: Explore test questions [Re: Dottie]
    Kriston Offline
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    Now you've caught my eye for my DS for next year. How would one get a younger child in? Any ideas? How much does the test cost?
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    #9520 - 02/24/08 07:09 AM Re: Explore test questions [Re: Kriston]
    EandCmom Offline
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    We registered through BESTS and it was $55. My DS was by far the youngest child taking the test yesterday. Most looked to be in about the 6th grade. Maybe look at their web site and see about younger children taking it???

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    #9522 - 02/24/08 08:15 AM Re: Explore test questions [Re: EandCmom]
    Kriston Offline
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    Hmmm...

    Thanks! I'll do that. smile

    What's BESTS? Please forgive my ignorance.
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    #9530 - 02/24/08 09:58 AM Re: Explore test questions [Re: Dottie]
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    He's a May BD.

    Thanks for the link and the help. I confess, I've been only peripherally following this thread because I thought it didn't apply to DS6 (and three-quarters!). Suddenly I perked up and started paying attention.

    "Oh, yeah! He might wanna do stuff like this early."

    Duh. I swear, just when I think I'm over my GT denial, it pops up again! :p
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    #9534 - 02/24/08 10:24 AM Re: Explore test questions [Re: Dottie]
    Kriston Offline
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    Do you think it's worth the risk, given DS6's problems with speed? I'd hate to set him up for failure and waste a year of eligibility.
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    #9539 - 02/24/08 12:02 PM Re: Explore test questions [Re: Dottie]
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    Hmmm ... interesting! We may be eligible next year too. DS will be 8 in October. And we may be homeschooling in the fall. It's either that or a grade skip (to 3) at this point. Our school is very anti grade skip though. And a grade skip may be too little too late.

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    #9541 - 02/24/08 12:06 PM Re: Explore test questions [Re: kimck]
    Kriston Offline
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    So have you moved closer to making any decisions about next year, kimck?
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