Testing in the USA

3rd , 4th and 5th grade are about to sit their practice EOG`s (End of Grade assessments) next week before they go on Spring break. They have one 2 hour Reading test  on Monday and another two hour Maths test on Tuesday. They follow the same conditions as pupils at the High School who sit their Standard Grades. These are practice tests and the real thing are at the end of May. As you can imagine it quite a stressful time for the students…. 

12 thoughts on “Testing in the USA

  1. EOGs are very tiring and stressing. They can last 2-3 hours and sometimes you can go over time to finish. You have to have a goodnight sleep, a energetic breakfast, and must wear comfy clothes to wear all day. You must study for every thing you need help with, it can take 2 weeks at the most.
    If you have all A’s and some B’s on your report card and if you get a 4 on your EOGs you can get into AIG (a gifted group of learning). The EOGs are in math and reading (science and writing in older grades). You must do EOGs throughout 3rd-8th grade. We must not say a word.
    Sincerly, Isabella & Alexis 🙂

  2. Hello, Maddi and Daniella here . We are going to tell you the rules of the EOG’s [end of grade test]
    First of all let us tell you the basic rules of the EOG’s.
    1. You CAN NOT TALK!
    2. When you are finished you can NOT do anything exept check over and sit quietly.
    3.You CAN NOT go to the bathroom during the test
    4.You have to show you have praticed for the test or you lose 20 points.
    5. You can’t fall asleep!:)
    NO MORE RULES !!!!!!:)
    If you can get through that you can get through anything!
    Hope to talk to you soon!!!!

  3. Hi we are Lily and Elizabeth. We are going to tell you about the EOGs. Now the EOGs are new to both of us. Lily lived in Florida. Elizabeth lived in California. In Florida we didn’t have EOGs, but we had FCAT, it is just like EOGs. In California we had State Standerdized Testing. Almost the same as EOGs but bigger. We have only done the practice EOGs but we can tell it will be longer. The practice EOGs were about two hours and thirty minutes long.

    Sincerly, Lily and Elizabeth 🙂 🙂 :0

  4. Hi I’m Jedd and in Law Primary our tests our definitely not the same as they are in Sandy Ridge. Our test time is usually only an hour unless we don’t finish in the time given therefor sometimes longer. Our test papers determine what maths set we are in, as do most tests as well as letting us review what we did over the year. Last year Mrs Macniven was my maths teacher and was very good at teaching us we rarely got anything wrong because of her (or most of us anyway.) It’s unlucky on how long your test lasts for but at least Mrs Macniven was teaching you if she wasn’t teaching me and I was at Sandy Ridge I’d be scared. From Jedd

  5. Hi Mrs Macniven and 4 Grade
    I am really enjoying maths in decimals and today we really enjoyed the big test (not a bit) It’s not very hard but I just don’t like big decimal tests. We also just finish Victorians and started Space and Energy.

  6. Hi 4th grade,
    The EOG’s sound really tiring – if I had to do one I would be really stressed. At the moment we are just finishing decimals in maths and we have a small assessment – it’s really fun (not), but the EOG’s sound much worse. I wouldn’t be able to do a test in complete silence for 2-3 hours, the most time we’ve been completely silent(ish) is half an hour! 🙂

  7. Hi, I’m Scott and I just want to say that testing in Law Primary is completely different to Sandy Ridge. I read your blog and I am surprised how much work and effort you have to put into testing. If we had to do a test we would do it for about an hour and if you don’t finish you can do the rest the next day. I think we are really lucky that we don’t have to put as much work into our testing like you have to. I think that is unlucky but the good thing is Mrs Macniven is teaching you.

  8. Hi, I’m Scott and I just want to say that testing in Law Primary is completely different to Sandy Ridge. I read your blog and I am surprised how much work and effort you have to put into testing. If we had to do a test we would do it for about an hour and if you don’t finish you can do the rest the next day. I think we are really lucky that we don’t have to put as much work into our testing like you have to. I think that is unlucky but the good thing is Mrs Macniven is teaching you.

  9. Testing

    We don’t do any really big tests but we do still do lots of different tests. We get tested on our spelling and mental maths every week. We sometimes do reading tests and we also do maths tests. Your tests sound really hard and stressful we are lucky that we don’t have to do any of those types of tests.

  10. In maths we are doing percentages and I think it is quite fun and amazing (NOT). It is not hard a little bit but it is so boring because we have to draw shapes as well. We have just finished are Victorians and now moving on to Energy and space.

  11. Hi forth grade, I’m charlotte and your EOG’S sound very stressful. We have end of term tests too but they are not as scary. It is just to tell us what set we might be in next term . I’m in set 1, the top group. I used to be in the second group but I did well in lots of tests and got moved up. Mrs Macniven’s class but my math teacher was Mrs lima. Do you have math teachers or does Mrs Macniven just teach you every thing. Well at least we can be glad we are inside than outside in the never stopping rain. You have to sit with lovely weather outside. I would love to go to America for my holiday.
    charlotte

  12. Hi my name is Jack and your tests are so different to what we do in Law Primary. I have read your blog and comments and it sounds like you put a lot more effort into practising for tests then we do. Also our tests only take about 1 hour and we get more time if we don’t finish. As well as that we don’t have to study at all. Good luck with your test.

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