The testing window opened today for our Common Core Exams. The test is much more time consuming this year than last. They allocated some money for us to help with the testing, We could use it for subs while we test or we could be paid for testing outside of our contracted school day. As a grade level, we opted for working after school to test. So this week we are each staying after school for an hour and a half and testing kids. I have 5 kids each night. I’m testing one on one and the others can play on the computers, or the Smartboard while I’m testing. We won’t get all of the testing done after school, but I think it is really going to cut down on the class time that has to be taken away from instruction time.
So far, I’m really impressed with the growth my students have made from just the beginning of the year.