|They came into the orphanage at 20 months old, December 2006.|
|And they were together in baby room 2 for a while.|
|But once they got old enough to move out back into the boys and girls' rooms, they weren't together at night anymore. I don't know if they understood that they were siblings and twins among all the kids there or not.|
Kayla is much more advanced than Kaleb socially. She's also several inches taller and several pounds heavier. Kaleb, however, seems to understand math concepts much better than Kayla when it comes to homework and in class work. Their grades other than math are pretty much the same. They are in different schools though and are not necessarily doing all the same things so it's hard to know how they would compare if they had the same teacher at the same school.
So what I find kind of interesting/strange is their FCAT scores. There are five different levels with 5 being the highest. For third grade the students only had to score a level 2 in reading to pass third grade. They both scored a 3. They did not have to pass the math part to move on to 4th.
Normally there is a certain score, not level that you need to pass the FCAT. I'm sure most of you are familiar with tests like this because I think all the states have state-wide standardized tests now.
For the reading part of the test, Kaleb scored 205 and Kayla scored 206. For the math part, Kaleb scored 191 and Kayla scored 190. It's interesting to me that out of hundreds of points, they were within one point of each other for both reading and math. And added together, the score is the same. Each test had several sections. For reading, those numbers were almost identical. They scored higher and lower on different parts of the math test, but it came out almost the same overall.
So I guess that means that overall they are very close in ability and testing strategies. If there were identical twins I might expect that more than with twins who are no more similar genetically than any two siblings born to the same parents.
Anyone else have twins?