Friday, June 19, 2009

Oh test scores - come out, come out, wherever you are!

Results will be sent home 3-4 weeks after the test, they said.

If you recall, Poker Chick has promised to chronicle the craziness of getting your kid into Kindergarten in New York so a first step: an IQ test for FOUR YEAR OLDS otherwise known as the ERB. And we were advised to have mini take it early, in the spring. So she did. 5 weeks ago. And Poker Chick is here to tell you: they lie.

You're smart readers. You've done the math, haven't you? Then you know where this rant is going. It's going to why put a mother through torture! Poker Chick is checking the site every day for those scores while simultaneously berating herself for even thinking about them since she truly believes the thought that one test on a FOUR YEAR OLD can give you any kind of idea of how smart they are is redonculous. And furthermore, while this test is needed for only every single private school in Manhattan, Poker Chick is trying to go the public route.

So here she sits, waiting for some outsider to validate her child's brilliance through a testing process she doesn't believe in and for a school she probably won't go to.

Welcome to Kindergarten in New York. It's not for the faint of heart.

3 comments:

bernthis said...

the world really is upside down. For once I'm glad I live in L.A.

Stesha said...

What the hell?

Here all you do wait for the signs. And by signs I mean the signs they place all over town for you to come and enroll the kiddies. The pharmacy. Walmart. Everywhere. They provide the date and the time for you to show up in the school gym. You bring the paperwork. Shot records, birth certificates, etc. And "see you later Mom! Your kid is enrolled!"

This country girl would not survive in the city.

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Gray Matter said...

How many times do I need to tell you that you belong about 20 minutes North of Manhattan...say Edgemont for instance. :-)