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Old 09-08-2007, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Coming from NJ, they did the practice EOG'S here right when school started..we are here 4 months so they know what the kids know, well we were informed on thrusday evening by my dd's teacher 3rd grade that she is so far behind in Math...we have alot of catch up to do...to say the least we are a bit appauled with NJ...that is another story...lol

both my kids are in the Marvin Ridge Cluster...
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Don't be appalled at the state of New Jersey, be appalled that you sent your kids to a crappy school in New Jersey.

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Old 09-08-2007, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Redd Jedd, thanks for the soccer info. My daughter has played since she was 5, and will definitely play in NC.

FLtoNC, glad to know about the EOG tests now! That's the kind of thing I come to this forum to find out. Seems like that kind of "on-the-ground" knowledge is always left out of the standard relocation chats and kits!
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Anyone know if we can get practice EOG tests BEFORE we get to NC? My son struggles with math a lot. We have a tutor for him once a week who is great, and she could work through the practice exam with him before he goes.
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Don't be appalled at the state of New Jersey, be appalled that you sent your kids to a crappy school in New Jersey.
Are you speaking from experience of sending your kids to NJ or NC schools?
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Old 09-08-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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Anyone know if we can get practice EOG tests BEFORE we get to NC? My son struggles with math a lot. We have a tutor for him once a week who is great, and she could work through the practice exam with him before he goes.


If you are moving mid-year, they will honestly have plenty of time to practice before the testing in May. My son's teacher gave us several practice tests from the previous year. But honestly, they aren't that tough. We came from St. Petersburg and our kids tested two years ahead of their current grade EOG. It's really pretty basic knowledge. I think the only thing my son needed some help with was metric conversion....as that is a big deal here.
Last year my kids spent from April 1 - May 14 "practicing" for the EOG's in class. Trust me...they want the kids prepped.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Are you speaking from experience of sending your kids to NJ or NC schools?
Just look at the school rankings. She sent her kids to a crappy school.

Smartest State 2006-2007
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Old 09-08-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Just look at the school rankings. She sent her kids to a crappy school.

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Thanks Brian- and interesting link. I may actual buy the book that site ultimately is attempting to sell.

However it would still be helpful for you to share your first hand experience with your children relative to public schools, consider the very strong opinion you have on the first hand experience of someone else and their children.

Thank You
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Old 09-08-2007, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Anyone know if we can get practice EOG tests BEFORE we get to NC? My son struggles with math a lot. We have a tutor for him once a week who is great, and she could work through the practice exam with him before he goes.
Although I am quoting this poster, this is not directed at this specific poster and more of a general observation. Admittedly, this is all so very new to me. I've never witnessed such hysteria over schools before. I have always valued education, along with my family and friends but since moving to this area and coming to this site (and another local site I frequent), I find the parents (mothers particularly) seem so frantic over everything being just perfect (not sure if that's the right word I'm looking for). It's just that no one seems relaxed about this process at all. Children have been moving and beginning the first day of school for years, without negative consequences.

Try not to fret too much. The EOGs are not the SATs. They do appear to be pretty basic. My one public schooled 9-year-old (from a "crappy" NJ school and now in a "crappy" NC school) scored two grade levels ahead. According to conversations with him, and then his teacher, it appears that most (not all) of the children that did poorly in his class are actually immigrant (in other words, English is not their first language and they are new transfers into the school) students.

Your child will likely have plenty of time to get up to speed, if he is not already there or very close to where he needs to be. The schools are VERY concerned with the kids passing, and A LOT of emphasis (sorry to say) is placed on this test and the results. If your kid needs additional help, it won't be your struggle alone. The school is going to do its part.

Let's give our children more credit. They are far more adaptable than we think. I see a lot of parents transferring their anxieties over relocating onto their children.

Realizing I'm going to get hit pretty hard for this but ...

Sara
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Old 09-08-2007, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Thanks Brian- and interesting link. I may actual buy the book that site ultimately is attempting to sell.

However it would still be helpful for you to share your first hand experience with your children relative to public schools, consider the very strong opinion you have on the first hand experience of someone else and their children.

Thank You
Who cares about the book? Just because there's a book there to purchase the numbers are invalid? The numbers are there for you to see, right in plain view. It's not like North Carolina came in one state back of New Jersey, it came in EIGHTEEN states back and selling a book ain't changing that.

I don't have kids nor do I want them so the quality of the schools meant nothing to me. You still can't ignore the stat. I'm sure there are schools in NC that are great schools but the point she made was just outright silly.
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