WIS0320 Posted November 17, 2011 Share Posted November 17, 2011 I'm starting to wonder about this as I'd planned on Level 7 for testing at the end of first grade. We have begun occasionally using the Scoring High Book 1 for the ITBS 7 that corresponds with test for practice. I thought we'd use some prep tests a couple times per month from now until the spring so she knows what to expect in May as she's never had a standardized test before and that is how we are reporting to our state. I opened up to the vocabulary section today and my 6 year old was expected to read on her own: "Something that can hurt is..." a. dangerous b. crowded c. interesting d. tricky She's reading on grade level and making good progress but there is no way she is able to read words like "dangerous" or "interesting" at this point. Obviously we are only 4 months in to first grade and I am not expecting her to be able to complete the test with accuracy at this point but looking ahead to what the ITBS may potentially measure in May, well I do not see that she'll be reading on that level by then. It is a shame because she knows the meaning of those words and easily knew the correct answers when we did the section orally together. She is a bright kid and a hard worker. I'm not really sure what to think about this practice book though and if it is really on level with what is expected on the actual test. Have you used the Level 6 or Level 7 test for end of first grade? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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