I can’t say much about the state test, because I am literally sworn to secrecy. But I can say this: it is all about comprehension. Even the math section. If your child struggles in reading, they are screwed. And the fourth grade test starts out tough! Let’s just say they don’t exactly ease the students into it. I think it’s totally discouraging, even if a student is a proficient reader!
If I hated reading, or struggled with reading at all, I’d HATE the test!