My 5 year old is presently “Behind the standard” for reading (although he is doing fantastically and is building speed). He is bright, and engaged and I won’t be surprised if he zooms past the “national standards” a few years down the track.
My question is, if he does start out behind, but arrive well ahead of “national standards” will this be taken as evidence that all children learn at different rates, or will it be celebrated as a victory for “national standards”, “proof” that the standards work to lift achievement??
Your thoughts on this are welcome here or on the Facebook page…