AA A B C D E F G H
Her current grade level is at level A. Drama Queen is at.........level D. :) That's my reader!!
I've done a little online research and it looks like they do what I call G.A.T.E. (gifted and talented education) testing in 2nd grade. It's called A.L.L.(accelerated learning lab) here, and while you do testing in 2nd grade, you aren't a part of it until 3rd grade. Here's what the district webpage says:
"The Accelerated Learning Lab, or A.L.L. is the district program offered to elementary students grade 3 to grade 6. The curriculum is built upon the Utah State Core, with students moving at an accelerated rate in math, reading advanced level literature, and going deeper and broader in science and social studies. Music and art will be threaded throughout the curriculum as well.
Placement in the A.L.L. class is intended to be a two-year commitment. Students test in their 2nd grade year for the third/fourth program and 4th grade for fifth/sixth grade placement. 4th grade students who have successfully maintained appropriate behavior and academic expectation levels are automatically moved on to the 5th grade A.L.L.
Testing will be done in November of the students’ 2nd and 4th grade year and placement will be viewed as a two-year commitment. Students may test in 3rd and 5th grade for placement but due to the nature of the program, placement is limited to any openings that become available as other students withdraw from the program."
So until then I guess she'll just have to deal with whatever the teachers choose. And then, this is all assuming she is "accelerated" enough, she may or may not get to be in the accelerated program? Was California like this? It never seemed to me to be a difficult thing to be in a G.A.T.E. class!
When we go with Drama Queen to lunch, as she is eating in the cafeteria now and loving it, the lunch ladies always gush over Mischief. The curls catch their eye
This is good because I don't have $2.50 to buy lunch for Mischief and she gets highly offended if she doesn't get to eat when Drama Queen does. So they all turn a blind eye to the extra sides Drama Queen gets as well as while Mischief eats those extra sides.