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Not so bad, eh?

May 18, 2011

Last week, when I posted about The Unicorn Prompt and my disdain for prompt-writers everywhere, I was simply venting months of pent-up frustration over standardized testing and its control over my instruction.  I can look back now with a bit less heartache.  The scores have arrived.

While they’re certainly not the Earth-shattering, through-the-roof kind of scores we worked so hard to achieve, I am satisfied with the results.  Nearly three-quarters of our students received the desired score or higher!  Does that compare with other, higher-achieving schools in our district?  Not even close!  However, this is a marked improvement over last year’s results for us.  Our students overcame a lot of obstacles to reach their goal score (including being baffled by the prompt).

In the end, I’m proud of the kids.  And still moderately infuriated by the prompt.

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  1. May 18, 2011 2:04 pm

    I’m proud of you! With a prompt out of left field (or, as with our beloved stadiums, this prompt could be from the end zone), your kids were still able to succeed, and that’s amazing.

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