An interesting thought…
“Remember! Take your time! It’s not a race!”
I called out to my son as he headed off to school to take standardized tests last week. We had heard horror stories from other parents about how their kids were filled with anxiety over being assessed, curling up into crying balls on the floor. To prevent this problem, we didn’t talk about the exams at all, save for this one piece of advice.
Later that afternoon, Jake came bounding in, filled with energy.
“How was your test today, buddy?” I asked.
“Good,” he chirped.
I prodded, looking for more detail. “Just good?”
“Yeah. I’m white.”
“The test says I’m white.”
“What do you mean?” I was confused, wondering if this was a new category on his color-coded behavior chart. Or maybe they had already received their test results and he was in the “white” range.
“Someone filled out the top…
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