My oldest son's Stanford Achievement Test results came in the mail last week. I glanced through them and was surprised to see results equal to 6th and 7th grade results. There were two results that said "PHS."
What does "PHS" stand for, I asked the school counselor. That means the student scored "Post High School," or college level, she replied.
Oh cool, my son at least had two results in the PHS range.
When I showed David the results of his test, he said, "But Mom, that test was so easy. How could I score so low in some areas?"
I shrugged. Maybe it was a bad day--everyone has an off day, you know?
I was at my friend Beth's house over the weekend and she asked me about David's scores. She was showing me her daughter's scores and going through the papers, explaining that one of the forms was just a sample.
I went home and looked more carefully at the test results. I was indeed looking at the sample results and interpreting them as David's results. The paper that I thought was simply a deaf norm comparision was actually the test results for David. He scored a "Post High School" in every catagory.
David was happy to learn that his brain cells were working fine.
Mom, however, is still trying to figure out where hers went.