I thought I was a teacher, but apparently not. I thought our school was losing the battle with NCLB and that TEACHING would be important, but apparently not.
In one week the window opens for the middle of year benchmark tests in all of the above assessments. Four Dibels tests, Four mClass Math tests, (ALL administered individually to each of my 32 students, and then the Star Early Literacy test administered on the computer (for which they want me to sign up for a 50 minute block of time in the computer lab). Funny that, I wonder how long it will take me to login 32 kids in the lab into a program they have never used before, and how many will actually finish it……..
The mandated testing window for ALL of these assessments is two weeks. The same two weeks.
And I have pacing calendars that mandate specific lessons for Voyager Learning intervention groups, Trophies Reading Lessons, and Envision math lessons, all of which give specific dates when specific lessons will be taught. If an observer comes into my room, it is expected that I will be on the specific lesson at the specific time. Funny how all this testing wasn’t built into that schedule……….
My wife suggested that I get the “two-week flu” since I have enough accumulated sick days……….