During the wonderful IEP meeting we had for Abe (see my previous post), I asked him whether he had gotten his SAT scores. Abe took the test at his residential school, with breaks, over 2 days and with prompts read by the teachers in early October. But Mom hadn't seen any results.
"Yeah", says Abe. "So what are they?" "They were okay, but I don't remember." But since we are sitting in the IEP meeting, someone jumps up to go get them.
Wow. Mom is VERY pleased. Critical reading (what used to be called English) is in the 90th percentile of all college-bound students. Math (they haven't changed the name of that yet!) is in the 80th percentile. Even the writing component is in the mid-40th percentile. Considering that half of his IEP is all about the fact that he CAN'T write, this is amazing!!
But if so many college-bound kids are writing on Abe's level, there is a serious problem in modern education.