Today is December 2nd and we began the next round of tests for our 3rd through 5th graders. It is math for right now (reading will come in January after the winter break). This should help teachers set up new math groups and help kids practice for the spring state tests.
It is amazing to me we tested one class of fifth graders today just to get our feet wet with a new testing computer environment. There were 4 adults hoping to get this test up and going. We did it but what was funny or exciting or just down right scary is the students just walked in, sat down, listened, follow a set of crazy directions, logged in and began testing. They had scratch paper, pencils and off they went.
The growth in testing taking skills was wonderful. Adults were worried but kids just looked like – ok another test!
I must say we are raising a great group of test takers!