Now it's no secret how I feel about testing. There's lots not to like.
But the first question of this reading test (meant for FIRST graders) even stumped my husband - who's working on his Ph.D!
Here's the question (asked orally - the kids only have the answer choices in front of them):
Which word begins with the same sound as "safe"?
Are you scratching your head in confusion yet?
The correct answer is "C" because the other answers are S-blends. But it took me more than 60 full seconds to realize that. So I'm pretty sure my first graders didn't start their test with any sort of self-confidence!
In related news, it turns out that the people at the assessment center are idiots.