Letter to the Editor

Report cards, SAT scores are better indicators

Thursday, April 10, 2003

To the editor:

I have three children, all of whom have taken the MAP tests. Two of my children make straight A's and score very low on the MAP tests. One of my children went to Missouri Boys State from Jackson and was fifth in the United States on his SAT scores. The other is still in elementary school. I have another child in elementary school who has a combination of grades of A and B and does fairly well on the MAP tests.

Should my children pick up trash because they score low on the MAP tests to teach them "what kind of job they will be qualified for after high school?" I do not think so. My children are doing just fine. Their school grades and SAT scores will reflect their achievements more then the MAP scores.

One more thing: My children have picked up trash along the highway with their church group.