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School Letter Tells Kids They Are More Than a Test Score

Viral 'Proud' Letter Encourages Students They Are 'Special' and 'Unique'

A letter, sent to students at a primary school in the United Kingdom, has gone viral. The letter announced students' standardized test results, but with an unusual twist: telling students that test scores cannot show what makes them "special and unique."

The BBC reported that the letter, found on a U.S. blog by Barrowford Primary School Head Teacher Rachel Tomlinson, told students the school is "proud of them as they have demonstrated a 'huge amount of commitment and tried your best during a tricky week.' " It added that "The people who drew up the tests...'do not know each of you... the way your teachers do...and certainly not the way your families do.' "

"They do not know that many of you speak two languages," the letter said. "They do not know that you can play a musical instrument or that you can dance or paint a picture."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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