Standardized tests in public schools

Many of the students who attend public schools in Iowa took Iowa Assessments (formerly known as ITBS) a couple of weeks back. If you have a third grader, this is the first time they took a standardized test administered by the state. Any test in which the same test is given in the same manner to all test takers, and graded in the same manner for everyone, is a standardized test. Continue reading “Standardized tests in public schools”

Reading choices

I always struggle to find good books/series for my children to read. How do you make sure the books your children read are age appropriate?

I came across this good article recommending books for 4th/ 5th graders and most of these books are approved by kids as well.

http://www.readbrightly.com/12-kid-approved-books-advanced-fourth-fifth-grade-readers/

When you are on this website, checkout the other articles on their website as well.