Wednesday Worries

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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 11:27am

1. What is one thing that worries you right now?

2. Does the weather by you think it is fall/winter/spring or summer?

3. How is your calendar for October? Slow, medium, busy?

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Fri, 10-04-2013 - 1:34pm

mortyswife]<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Ummm, no. You talked about the SAT too. In the post I quoted. Here it is again:</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"> </p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">[quote=mortyswife]<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I get this, does the actual SAT start junior year there too?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Yes[quote wrote:
</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Yes, we spoke briefly about that but the ENTIRE thing has been, from the FIRST post, to NOW, about the PSAT.</strong></p>

The ENTIRE thing - except when you spoke of the SAT.

 

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Fri, 10-04-2013 - 1:35pm

It's not just that your schools know sophomores will benefit..  It's that your schools are smart enough and have every confidence in themselves and in their students to know sophomores will do well!  Os federal funding tied into these standardized tests?  I wouldn't know.  But a school with no confidence in its sophomores knows there's a problem with its students' ability to perform on these tests. 

I am just glad that every child is offered this test and not just ones who have certain GPA's. That sounds like discrimination to me and after paying the tuition that these parents pay, I wouldn't be too happy if my child was told they can't take it because they didn't qualify. IMO, the students with the lesser GPA's would need MORE practice. 

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Fri, 10-04-2013 - 1:37pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Then why did you answer a minute ago that you were indeed talking about a practice PSAT?</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"> A practice PSAT would be a something like this: <a href="http://www.mhpracticeplus.com/psat.php" rel="nofollow">http://www.mhpracticeplus.com/psat.php</a>  Where school might provide a prep course for the PSAT and do a practice test at anytime ... and do the real thing on the ONLY TWO available PSAT dates.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>I asked WHAT a practice PSAT was as I never heard of that "P" MEANS practice. </strong></p>

Yes, I realize that the PSAT means Practice SAT.  But you kept using language that made it hard to understand what you meant. I thought that maybe your school was offering a PSAT prep course or something with a practice test - which would explain testing dates throughout the year instead of just the official two. 

I was trying to find a terminology-based reason for the arguments - instead of just *I am TOO right* harumph arguments.

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Fri, 10-04-2013 - 1:38pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">A practice PSAT would be a something like this: </span><a href="http://www.mhpracticeplus.com/psat.php" rel="nofollow">http://www.mhpracticeplus.com/psat.php</a><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">  Where school might provide a prep course for the PSAT and do a practice test at anytime ... and do the real thing on the ONLY TWO available PSAT dates.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So this is basically, something for PKA's school who do not offer it to all students. It is something that shows you WHAT is on the PSAT's. Gotcha. No, our school does not offer that. JUST the PSAT. </span></strong></p>

No. I didn't say that this is what PKA's school does. I don't know what her school does. I was simply answering your question as to what a practice PSAT is.

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Fri, 10-04-2013 - 1:39pm

Yes, I realize that the PSAT means Practice SAT.  But you kept using language that made it hard to understand what you meant. I thought that maybe your school was offering a PSAT prep course or something with a practice test - which would explain testing dates throughout the year instead of just the official two. 

I was trying to find a terminology-based reason for the arguments - instead of just *I am TOO right* harumph arguments.

Nope, I have said PSAT from the FIRST post. I thought everyone knew what the PSAT was. It was called this when I took it 27 years ago. We never said Practice SAT.

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Fri, 10-04-2013 - 1:42pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">You pay the fee because you're not low income.  The fee for the PSAT is only waived when the student is low income. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Hmmm...ok. I wouldn't know that. I was told what it was, I went on the payforit site and paid <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0" /></span></strong></p>

Well, you have to pay the fee because you're not low income.  I think that's what someone else was talking about ~ they said there's no fee for the PSAT.  It just means they're low income.  In other words, *you* paid for their kid to take the PSAT. Wink

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Fri, 10-04-2013 - 1:44pm

Well, you have to pay the fee because you're not low income.  I think that's what someone else was talking about ~ they said there's no fee for the PSAT.  It just means they're low income.  In other words, *you* paid for their kid to take the PSAT. Wink

Well at PKA's school they don't because they DO. It is in their tuition so when she first wrote they don't have to pay, she was wrong. 

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Fri, 10-04-2013 - 1:44pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">A practice PSAT would be a something like this: </span><a href="http://www.mhpracticeplus.com/psat.php" rel="nofollow">http://www.mhpracticeplus.com/psat.php</a><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">  Where school might provide a prep course for the PSAT and do a practice test at anytime ... and do the real thing on the ONLY TWO available PSAT dates.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So this is basically, something for PKA's school who do not offer it to all students. It is something that shows you WHAT is on the PSAT's. Gotcha. No, our school does not offer that. JUST the PSAT. </span></strong></p>

Why would it be for my kids school?  You're the only one that I know of who has an issue with the test only being offered to sophmores with a certain gpa or higher.  And again, all students take the test at some point if there are there on that one date in October that it's offered. 

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Fri, 10-04-2013 - 1:46pm

Why would it be for my kids school?

Because not every child is offered to take it in Sophmore year. Maybe some parents WOULD like their child to take it and they are not offered it so they go on the outside to do so.

You're the only one that I know of who has an issue with the test only being offered to sophmores with a certain gpa or higher.  

No, I have an issue with selecting only certain students. I think that is discrimination. 

And again, all students take the test at some point if there are there on that one date in October that it's offered. 

So? They are all still not offered in their Sophmore year, at your school.

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Fri, 10-04-2013 - 1:47pm

savcal2011 wrote:
  Yes, I realize that the PSAT means Practice SAT.  But you kept using language that made it hard to understand what you meant. I thought that maybe your school was offering a PSAT prep course or something with a practice test - which would explain testing dates throughout the year instead of just the official two. </p><p>I was trying to find a terminology-based reason for the arguments - instead of just *I am TOO right* harumph arguments.</p>

For the love of pete, just admit you were mistaken, Savcal, and get on with your life.

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