STAR testing

By From page A5 | June 17, 2013


My son is in the 7th grade. During his STAR test this year, his teacher found a letter written by him with his test. Following is the letter:

“Dear STAR Testing Administrators,

Although this paper will probably be shredded immediately, if you do take the time to look at this, please read it. You may not have noticed, but the STAR test only focuses on three things: Language Arts, Math and Science. Although these are the three core subjects, many, if not all, kids have another talent. Something they cherish much more then Math. Some kids are very good at sports and computers. Others do great when it comes to playing music or dancing. Sometimes, these talented children can grow up thinking they’re failures because they got below average on the STAR test. At least think about it. ‘Can you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree?’ (Albert Einstein)

Thank you for your time,


Cameron Park

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