Test Prep: Pros and Cons
Interesting discussion started in the elem thread about test prep.
As I see it:
What can it hurt?
Kid gets extra learning time
Helps a child feel more comfortable taking the test as it will feel a bit familiar
Can potentially give your child an edge in testing (my assumption is that this is truer the older the student is, say middle school, high school test prep versus Kindergarten test prep)
Teaches kids that if you want something, you should work hard/prepare for it
Costs money if you pay someone (I feel did some informal “test prep” with my son when he was little, but I could also call it “teaching him stuff he needed to know anyhow.”)
Gives some kids in the system a possible unfair edge over others (typically meaning that higher socio-economic kids get an advantage)
Feel free to continue the discussion here:
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