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high school knows info but doesn't translate to tests


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Joined: Apr 23, 2010
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Posted Apr 23, 2010 at 6:16:17 PM
Subject: high school knows info but doesn't translate to tests

High schooler knows test info, can explain subject matter well , appears very well prepared but info does not translate to paper on tests. Can someone offer insight into this?

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dhfl143
Joined Jan 25, 2008
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Posted:Apr 24, 2010 11:57:57 PM

Could it be related to test anxiety; or, could it be that the test is not provided in a way that student can demonstrate his/her mastry of a subject? Have you considered alternatives (e.g. for students who struggle with reading or writing sometimes the test can be read to them or they can provide oral responses)?

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Noir
Joined May 16, 2010
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Posted:May 16, 2010 4:15:02 AM

what jumps out at me in your post is that it does not translate in a written way. If your child knows the material and can reproduce it verbally or has performed better on verbal assignments it might be a case of NLD (non verbal learning difference).

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