Sunday September 4, 2016


I took the CBEST yesterday at the Pearson VUE test center in Oakland. I took the computer version of the test. It costs 2.5 times as much as the paper version but I had more opportunities for an appointment. I also had no desire whatsoever to use paper and pencil. It's 2016 not 1970 (or 1870)!

Personally, I think they should charge more for the hand-written version. ...
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Sunday September 4, 2016

An Early Memory

(I wrote this essay yesterday as part of the CBEST "writing" test. The topic was "an early memory".)

My sister's birthday is tomorrow. She was born in early September, five months before I turned four.

My parents and I had traveled out of town for the weekend, to visit my grandparents, who lived about an hour and a half away. My mother has said that, had she thought the baby might arrive that weekend, she never would have left town.

I don't remember anything about the trip. I do remember waking in the middle of the night or very early morning to great hustle and bustle. My parents were going to the hospital! The baby was coming! I was to be a good girl and stay with Nana and Papa. ...
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