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What a Test Doesn't Measure

Categories: Disability Type, Education & Teaching, Learning Disabilities, Parenting

Parent Michelle Lewis writes, "I'm in tears. My dyslexic 3rd grader is testing for the first time today. His teacher gave him this letter. Bless her!" Michelle gave us permission to share the letter with the world. We hope it touches you as much as it did us. pic   Image Description:  
May 26, 2015.
Dear Mat,

This week you will take your first EOG tests! Before you take this test, there is something very important for you to know.
This test doesn't assess everything that makes you unique and awesome.
The people who write and score these tests don't know that you love and care for so many animals. They don't know that you have so much creativity and are a great conversation partner. They don't know how many days you came into school and did your very best (even on Saturday!). They don't know these things because these things can't be tested.
The scores from these tests will tell you how you did on that one test, on that one day. It can't tell you everything. It can't tell you that you've tackled tough stuff and grown so much! It can't tell you how happy and very proud of you I am.
So, come to school ready to do your best on the EOGs and remember there's no way to "test" all of the wonderful things that make you, YOU!
Ms. McNally
3rd grade - CCA
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