Saturday, February 25, 2006

talent search results

My daughter finally got her results from taking the SAT as a seventh grader through the Duke Talent Identification Program. Reading 560, math 540. Annoyingly they don't send any information on how to interpret results for a 7th grader taking a test designed for 11th and 12th graders, but I was able to find online last year's information sheet. Her combined score is in the 95th percentile for 7th graders who took the test (who are a very select group). What she is more impressed by is that she scored in the 72nd percentile for college bound seniors in South Carolina, as a 7th grader.

I always was told as a child not to brag, so I'm feeling uncertain about whom I can tell. So I decided at least I would brag here.

I got out for a two hour bike ride this morning--got about halfway before the rain started and even then it was very light. I was determined to get out today because yesterday I fell asleep instead.


Joann said...

You know what, I think it's just fine to brag for a bit. Not endlessly but for a day or two! I mean how many 7th graders would even be able to sit through the test?! She made scores that'd get her into college if she were a senior, so brag. I'm glad you decided to blog it! Tell E. I'm proud of her accomplishment! My ego would have been bruised if she got too much closer to my SAT scores, but I think she's awesome, and not JUST for her smarts!

Iron Benny said...

I wish she was around to take the GRE for me. That was brutal. I wouldn't get too hung up about bragging. I think it's just fine. Just consider it as being a proud parent. Nothig wrong with that.