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#1 purpleowl

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:14 AM

DD#1 will be participating in Math Kangaroo today for the first time.

 

What happens if kids finish early? Can they turn in their answer sheet and leave? Or can they bring along reading material while they wait out the rest of the time? I just need to be able to prep DD for that possibility. It'll be her first time taking any sort of test in a group setting.

 

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#2 hellojwolford

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:14 AM

In our experience, the test takers were allowed to leave as soon as they finished. Parents waited in a waiting room and children were escorted to the room when they were done.
Last year was our first Math Kangaroo, and it was DS's first standardized test. It was a great experience, and he had a lot of fun! Good luck to your DD today!


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#3 Syllieann

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:15 AM

At our center this year they can leave. Last year we were at a different center, and they wanted the kids to wait for a group photo afterward. The center we're at this year is doing the photo beforehand.

#4 purpleowl

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:38 AM

Okay, so it varies! Thanks for the quick replies. :) She gets a little nervous about new experiences, so I hope she finds it enjoyable. It was my idea for her to participate, not hers. ;) She's been doing great with the practice problems on the website. 



#5 gstharr

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:35 PM

The 6th grader has done it twice.  Both times, had to stay until time expired.  The centers did not have parent lounge.  Though signed up for today, we will be passing. Kid has done ISEE, PSAT8/9, AMC8, and ADV SCAT this past year.  Don't see need for another test when he rather go to his Math Circle.



#6 purpleowl

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:45 PM

She did fine. :) They didn't have space for parents to wait, so the kids stayed in the room. She finished after about 30 minutes and was bored afterward. They wouldn't let her bring in a book to read. I haven't had a chance to go over the test book with her, but she felt pretty good about her performance.  :thumbup1: 

 

 

Edit: Oh, and they didn't take a group picture. Is that unusual?


Edited by purpleowl, 16 March 2017 - 08:18 PM.

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#7 daijobu

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:18 AM

I host only middle and high school students now, and I keep them in the room for the duration.  Because after the exam I pass out their certificates and funny VR tattoos.  And they all hang out afterward going over their problems.  (I've already collected their scantrons.)  

 

We skipped photos this time because I just didn't care to do it and I wanted to count and sort the Scantrons and other paperwork.  Congrats!  We've really enjoyed MK and have found them to be very homeschool-friendly.  



#8 Spring Flower

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:48 AM

Was the test unusually easy this year? My kids both scored way higher than usual. Is it the test? Or is it their way awesome teacher? ;)