Date: 17-08-10 13:06
Can anyone tell me what the year 3 STAR tests actually mean? Our 7 year old daughter is reading (and understanding) at a 10 year old level and is off the school spelling charts, but came out as stanine 6 on the STAR test level 2 - 3 (whatever that means) earlier this year.
We are considering whether to get her tested or not as we have muddled through school for 2 1/2 years now and all that seems to be happening is that she seems to be withdrawing more and more and hiding her abilities more. The school don't really recognise giftedness unless it is in reading or maths, ours is more science and weird ways of thinking!!!
We don't really know where to go from here as daughter seems to be becoming happy average, whilst also becoming quiet and withdrawn. We, meanwhile are beginning to question our original conclusions that she is gifted. :-(