My first grader had three days of testing last week and my third grader has 5 days of testing this week. The testing lasts about three hours each day.
The third-grade CRCT really matters because it will decide whether they are promoted to fourth grade.
I worry about getting them to bed on time, getting a good breakfast in them and getting them off to school in a good mood because those are things I can control.
I don’t worry so much about their knowledge for the test but I do worry about them phasing out, especially in first grade when the teachers read the test to them.
Is your stomach in knots knowing your children are testing at school? What part do you stress about if any?
Do you stress about the upper grades instead of the lower grades because those tests seem to matter more or for the lower grades because they don’t know what they are doing?