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    Hi Eagle Mum. Do you mean she is ahead because they will spend awhile reviewing the 8th grade curriculum? I imagine that will be the case. It's always a balance between her being so far ahead that she is miserable in class and going so slow in class that she is miserable. I am hoping that she will find algebra tolerable now that we have effectively jumped her 2 grades and maybe there will be material that she doesn't already know somehow on her own. She just did their beginning of the year STAR testing and actually had an increase since last summer. Typically she is advanced but makes little progress through the year or declines as she doesn't usually do much math outside of school. They didn't give us any report to provide context but her score was 1233, 99 percentile. After pushing the school to skip her I was glad to see that her score seemed to support the jump.

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    I read this very interesting tips for me
    It sounds like you're navigating a delicate balance between challenging your daughter academically while ensuring she remains engaged and fulfilled in her studies. It's commendable that you're proactive in advocating for her educational needs and seeking opportunities for her to excel. The decision to accelerate her by skipping two grades is a significant one, but it's encouraging to hear that she's adapting well and showing progress, as indicated by her recent STAR testing results.

    It's understandable to have concerns about her finding the right balance between being challenged and feeling overwhelmed. With her strong foundation and aptitude for math, hopefully, she'll find algebra more manageable and engaging now that she's been placed in a more advanced track. Read more also positive to hear that she's demonstrated growth despite not typically engaging in math outside of school.

    It's unfortunate that the school didn't provide more context with her test scores, but her score of 1233, placing her in the 99th percentile, certainly validates your decision to advocate for her advancement. Keep up the great work in supporting her academic journey, and I'm sure she'll continue to thrive with your guidance and encouragement.

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    Originally Posted by coveln
    Hi Eagle Mum. Do you mean she is ahead because they will spend awhile reviewing the 8th grade curriculum? I imagine that will be the case. It's always a balance between her being so far ahead that she is miserable in class and going so slow in class that she is miserable. I am hoping that she will find algebra tolerable now that we have effectively jumped her 2 grades and maybe there will be material that she doesn't already know somehow on her own. She just did their beginning of the year STAR testing and actually had an increase since last summer. Typically she is advanced but makes little progress through the year or declines as she doesn't usually do much math outside of school. They didn't give us any report to provide context but her score was 1233, 99 percentile. After pushing the school to skip her I was glad to see that her score seemed to support the jump.

    IME, maintaining momentum is important. Going over the same materials again in class is not, in itself, bad (DS did this all the time), as it serves as a good opportunity to consolidate understanding, but if they are not learning anything new, there’s a high risk that they’ll lose interest. Are you able to extend your/her subscription to the online maths program?

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