Tuesday, December 22, 2009

And Now a Bit of a Rant

Just a bit though. We had Jonni tested for the gifted program in her school because she is, frankly, bored spitless with first grade. Something needed to be done. We got her test results today, and she didn't make the cut. Her I.Q. wasn't high enough. Seriously?! Have these people MET my daughter? Especially since her creativity level was in the 89th percentile, and her achievement level was in the 99th percentile. Even her tester was shocked that she didn't make it. But she said that it tested on a lot of things Jonni hasn't even encountered yet, so the test was skewed. As in, it's not that she couldn't learn it, she just hasn't had the opportunity yet. So why oh WHY can't they put her in the program if even the people testing her think she's more than capable?! Bureaucracy, faw!
On the up side, my dad came over and fixed the lights in my basement today, half of which weren't working at all. Hale the conquering father! And he said, "Let there be light!" And behold, there was light!
The Almighty Liz


timpani76 said...

That is utterly retarded. Anyone could see that Jonni is gifted. On another note, many school do not start putting kids in gifted programs until the 4th grade. Maybe because of IQ tests like these? I would definitely have her tested again in a few years.

lizS said...

her school doesn't usually start testing for the gifted program until second grade, but jonni's teacher and everyone else at school thought jonni was a shoe in, so we went ahead and tested her. but yeah, we will definitely be testing her again next year, and the year after, and the year after if we need to. cause, seriously, you know? right.

Renae said...

that's gay! Jonni is OBVIOUSLY the smartest kid in your entire state! Morons can't even tell a genius from a box of lit underwear.