"Attention: The last seven weeks of school are officially canceled due to lack of interest."
This is what I would like to say if I could get my hands on the P.A system. It's true for the kids (I've noticed an exponential increase in wiggly-ness lately) and for the teachers.
Don't get me wrong, I still like teaching. But for the next seven weeks all we'll be doing is testing.
First, there's TPRI reading inventory. This takes 10 to 15 minutes per child. Then there's M-Class math, which takes 20 minutes per child. Then there's DRA (another reading test) which takes about 30 minutes per child.
All of these tests must be administered individually. So I go through the test (times 24) until I can recite it in my sleep, until I feel and sound like a robot.
Once that round of testing is over, we've got the ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills), which is a real doozy.
If someone could just give me the remote control, I'll do us all a favor and fast forward to June 3rd.
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