I'm really on the fence about encouraging DD12yo to practice for the SHSAT. She's a smart kid, but she's struggling in regular 7th grade math this year. I had her do a few free practice problems online and she seemed dispirited and said she had no idea how to do 4 out of the 6 sample questions. She's saying "well maybe I'll learn that in class this year."
The ELA section should be a breeze for her. But I'm concerned that math will just be an exercise in futility and she's better off focusing on what she's learning in school and trying to do well there instead of spending extra time learning new stuff for the test.
Also, her grades have dropped a lot this year (she's fully remote). She used to get 95%+ in everything, now she has 84% in math and hovering at 90% in most of her other classes. The math issue is odd to me, she's always gotten 4s or high 90s before this year. She's well aware that 7th grade grades count for high school and she's trying... probably not as hard as she could but I also don't want freak her out about this during a pandemic. I think remote learning is hard for her (as for many kids, I know!) She's asking me where she can get into high school with her current grades and without the SHSAT.
Any BTDT? Thanks.