Sacha (age 8, turning 9 in January) seems to have a recurrent issue with choking on his tests. I have posted before about him not performing to his potential on several tests in the past, for a variety of reasons (CTY entrance exam, Math Kangaroo, Exploratory Latin Exam, Achievement Testing, the COGAT, and now his first AOPS Academy exam for BA 5). I am wondering if I should be concerned (especially since his father and I both have ADD), or if this is just youth and immaturity, and will likely work its way out over time.
I secretly wondered whether the issue was that I was perhaps scaffolding him too much in our homeschool. But, he works almost entirely independently on his BA problems. He turned all the BA online homework green or blue, yet his first exam result for BA 5A was orange (48/100 -- my understanding is that 50 would have turned it green). It seems to me that he has these issues when there is a time pressure vs. working at his own pace.
His attention span seems good for his age, especially when he is interested in something, but he is definitely an active, wiggly, talkative little boy. What are your thoughts/experiences?
Edited by SeaConquest, 14 November 2017 - 02:00 PM.