My daughter was an avid reader in 1st grade, but took the AR tests reluctantly. In second this year, she stopped reading because she doesn't want to take the tests. She is still a good reader and sometimes can be encouraged to read to me, but her love of reading has been sucked out by the AR tests. I am a reader and most of my kids are too.
As a teacher, I am in an AR school and not looking forward to having to deal with it in 3rd grade next year (at another school). I am in kindergarten right now. Don't know yet how I will handle it because it is a big deal in the school I will be teaching at as well.
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