Guest cg4726 Posted January 15, 2012 Share Posted January 15, 2012 (edited) Hi, I am new here. I posted this question in the general forum but after looking at this forum, I thought it might be better to ask the question here. My daughter just turned 9 and is in 4th grade. Last year, the school administered an IQ test and my daughter scored very high (99%ile) for her age, and her average IQ was 143 (I think there was a range). I didn't mention that in the other forum as sometimes it is perceived as bragging. Anyways, back to the question: I just received my daughters IOWA tests back and all the scores were high with the exception of two scores. For reading, her reading comprehension was 99, but her vocabulary was only 61. Her overall Reading totat was 92. (scores are NPR = National Percentile Ranking) For Language arts, she scored either 98 or 99 in captilization, punctuation, and language usage, but she only scored 40 on spelling. Overall language arts score was a 96 Math scores: she scored 99 in every area and math total was 99 (she was also tested three levels higher in math as she is pulled out of math class for a special enrichment class in math) Core total was 98 Social Studies 98 Science 91 CogAT Scores were Verbal 92 (Stanine 8) Quantitative 99 (Stanine 9) Nonverbal 97 (Stanine 9) So, the vocabulary and spelling scores stick out like a sore thumb. I don't expect her to be perfect at every subject, and as her CogAT scores suggests, she excels in quantitative reasoning and excels in math at school. She has never been great at spelling... she gets 100% on her spelling tests at school as she studies the words each week but she often reverts back to phonetic spelling when writing essays (even words that she should and does know how to spell). She's an avid reader so I was really surprised at the vocabulary score. At first glance, one might think that she just didn't test well in these areas, but last year she had almost identical scores. (Last year she had a bloody nose during the test so I thought that might have affected those scores but then this year she had the same scores almost line by line) Sorry to ramble, but I wanted to give you the entire picture. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for improving the vocabulary and spelling. I am not looking for suggestions for just improving the test scores, but for improving her spelling in general. She has about 45 minutes of homework every day, so I was hoping for some suggestions that aren't overwhelming. I still want her to have time to play and be a kid, so I was looking for some sort of excercise or quick activity that we could do on a daily basis. Edited January 16, 2012 by cg4726 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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