Dear Parent, Your student recently was tested by the ITOED. Please note your student's score as charted on the graph and interpreted on the percentile key. The scores are applicable to future education pursuits...ie college entrant requirements. Thank you for selecting SRA presscore for testing your child's aptitude and educational developmental skills.
Yes, it happened...my Mother had me tested. In truth, everyone's mother had them tested. It was part of the senior year experience in preparation for graduation and just in case you decided to go to college. I wasn't going...to college, and I didn't want to be tested. I knew there would be 'math word problems'...that was a problem because every time I saw a math word problem it looked like this: If you have 10 ice cubes and you have 11 apples, how many pancakes will fit on a roof?
My parents were pleased with the test results and said, "Look here, Sue, you scored above average on all but parts 5 and 6, and they weren't even math word problems. I'm not sure what the rest of the numbers mean, but surely it must mean you have an Above Average IQ." They were happy, so I was happy and I still wasn't going to college so the ITOED letter and results went straight to the scrapbook box along with the Junior year report card.
Getting algebra was worse than word problems...how in the world was I suppose to get an answer to a problem that looked like this...a + (2 x b2 (squared) -27) =____...really...when would anyone use that...not me...I was not going to college....even though I did kind of want to be a basketball coach, and had a chance for a basketball scholarship. But as my Dad pointed out 'big red 50's' and below average #'s 5 and 6 was not promising. "Oh well," said I, "I'll just marry a coach".
Years later...after college, after becoming a basketball coach and after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon I opened the scrapbook box and discovered that the Iowa Test of Educational Development was not an IQ test. Thank God...all those years I thought my IQ was 59 just because it was the last number on the 'key'. Somewhere I read that a score that low was close to what Daffy Duck called a 'Maroon' (moron).
Just to double check and confirm that I am not a 'Maroon', I took an online IQ Test.
OMG...it was full of 'word problems'!
I just checked the multiple choice answer that was closest to
the number of pancakes on the roof!
Alana....Ramblin with AM