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    I have kids with learning quirks and some of the lessons are too easy for them. Can they just take the quiz/test for that lesson to prove their proficiency? I'm hoping they can and then just move on because otherwise I'm going to have very bored and frustrated kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Spencer Chapman View Post
    I have kids with learning quirks and some of the lessons are too easy for them. Can they just take the quiz/test for that lesson to prove their proficiency? I'm hoping they can and then just move on because otherwise I'm going to have very bored and frustrated kids.
    Use the curriculum in whatever way works best for you! I often have my son just take the quiz or test for a lesson, especially in math. If your kids already know the material, then go ahead and have them do the quiz or test. If they don't do well, you can always have them go back through the activities.

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    A lot of parents have their students take the test first, and only do the associated lessons if they score poorly. In many subjects, obtaining 80% or better on a chapter test causes all of the lesson icons in that chapter to be marked Mastered.

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    I have a question. So if your kid takes a test and he gets 40% the first time then gets 100% the next time, T4L averages the scores to give you a score so 40+100/2=70%. So technically even though he passed with 100% the second time he still has a 70%. Do you make your child redo it until they get their average score above a certain percent or just leave it alone when an individual test makes 100%? Thanks!

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    I am more concerned about what my kids actually learn than what the numbers say. If my child gets a hundred, I know they understand the material, and I would not require more work on that material.

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    But if the average is still love like was in the above thread. Will that bring down the overall average at the end. Will the transcript indicate they mastered it. For me 70% is not where I want them to be on paper. Yes they mastered it but on paper it won't look that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjferrell View Post
    But if the average is still love like was in the above thread. Will that bring down the overall average at the end. Will the transcript indicate they mastered it. For me 70% is not where I want them to be on paper. Yes they mastered it but on paper it won't look that way.
    I agree totally!

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    I don't know for sure, but my experience with the compass learning program seems to be that they use the best grade on the test. We are transitioning over to T4L for the upcoming school year, so maybe it might be different with T4L.

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    I am new to homeschooling and was wondering how all of this works.....if you were to have your kids take the test and they do well, so you skip it, what if they are done with the school year in only half the time? Do they then just move on to the next grade? They could end up graduating early right? If so, is there any states that would have a problem with that? Do they just accept that you did your job and made sure that they covered everything that they were supposed to?

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