Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Placement tests

As if raising 4 little boys isn't enough to keep me busy and challenged, I'm finally taking the steps to go back to school. {don't be acting surprised or shocked, most of you who really know me would have already known this and aren't finding out by reading this post!...and to think you thought you knew me} It's something I've wanted to do since we got married, and the time has finally arrived. It stinks because we're too wealthy to ever get any assistance or financial aid but too poor to be considered middle class. (Kinda like bigger than the skinny, too skinny for the fat - Refer to #84 of 100 things about me ) The fact that we have pinched our pennies and not relied on the government as our only safety net should an emergency or crisis arise has bit us in the butt again. Suck! I've never gotten a free ticket and once more, I get to be the person who busts their butt for everything because, well, "God knows of your capabilities". {yah, about that, I think we need to talk! It's so very kind of you to think of me so highly but seriously, when is my sit back and enjoy the ride time coming?}

I took the placement tests today and luckily my ego is still intact. :o I was scared to death going into it, but after reviewing my scores, it seems as though my long educational pause to have children hasn't entirely turned my brain to mush. The test goes by where you're at academically and not by a percentage correct. Here's how I scored...

Reading Comprehension (range from 0-116) Score 95
Recommendation- Congratulations, you're exempt from having to take the critical reading.

Sentence Skills (range from 0-92+) Score 113
Recommendation- Honors English 101 {Honors Eng 101 isn't the basic course, it's the highest advanced class you can take your first semester.. believe it or not there 3 classes below it}

Algebra
(range from 0-119) Score 109
Recommendation- Advanced College Mathematics, plane trigonometry, or precalculus.

Not so bad considering I have yet to take any college courses. It's still up in the air as to how many classes I'll take this summer and fall. Being as I have a husband who works 50 hour weeks with a rotating schedule and 4 kids at home, I don't know how much will be too much. I'm off to register for classes, but we'll keep you all posted.

13 comments:

Ben said...

english 101... haha!! loser!! ya thats funny cause u totally kick my butt in the math dept....

luv u sider

the milners said...

hey, I recently found the little paper that you wrote your blog address on when we were in AZ however long ago that was...if I keep it any longer, it might be worth something! :-)

Anyway...I caught your link from the Dubreuil's list and felt really guilty that you've already got a link to us on your page. Have you been secretly spying on us?

p.s. your boys are still as cute as ever! 4 of them, huh? Girl, you're Superwoman!

Wacky, Wild Wisor Style said...

Your BRAIN doensn't turn to mush, it's your BODY. And we all know that your body is more important than your brains anyways, right? Ask any 15 year old boy...

Ben said...

oh ya.. i was thinkin that 94 was ur number for some reason.... =) i told u math isnt my deal! haha

still, booooo!!!

Rebecca said...

Once again you never cease to amaze me with how incredibly crazy you are! Crazy but so strong and admirable! It seems to me that Heavenly Father keeps piling it on cause you just keep uncontiously saying "Bring it on!" you little over achiever you! You are a stronger braver person that I think I will ever be!

Rebecca said...

Unconsciously...so I can't spell! see I think you did better than I would have on that test and I am a college grad!

Pollock Family said...

Congratulations... now getting through those classes while being a mom, well good luck! I don't know how mom's go to school so you'll have to share your joureny:)

Abbey said...

Hey smarty pants! Well, I'm inspired. Let me know how it goes paying for it, who's taking care of your kiddies, etc-I've been secretly pondering the idea too. What are you going back to get a degree in? Or just whatev? Either way it's pretty dang awesome!

Meredith & Steve said...

School? OK, good for you! I really have no desire to really go back but some day, maybe...I went for 3 years. You are one smart cookie, though...!

Cicily said...

On word. SMART!

The Gage Cage said...

Some day when I grow up I want to be smart like you. Good luck whith your goals. I didn't know you were so ambishious!

Wacky, Wild Wisor Style said...

Hey, I just got an email from Melissa Thomsen in Idaho. 'Member her? Here's the link to her blog: melissa-nathan.blogspot.com/

kelly said...

Yay!!! Way to go, good job!