A marked copy of the written portion of the FSA tests Sophie wrote came back today. The computer portion of the results isn't available to us yet. She scored 5/6 on the written portion of the Reading Comprehension, and got perfect scores on the Writing and Math sections. Where did she lose her mark in the Reading Comprehension? Well, she wrote a short paragraph suggesting that collecting roadside trash would be a personal action that would good for the environment. But she failed to explain exactly why less roadside trash is good for the earth. I assume she thought that was self-evident. I'd tend to agree, but a sentence explaining why her proposed environmental action was good for the environment was part of the marking criteria. Don't you just love standardized criteria?
This feedback, while marginally reassuring, has been rather a non-event in our family.