Monday, March 5, 2012

ISTEP Preparations...

Tomorrow is the BIG day for our school.  Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will get to showcase their skills as they begin ISTEP testing.  It's amazing how this test has evolved into such a winner-takes-all mentality.  I worry about the students in the southern part of our state who were impacted in one way or another by the recent storms.  I sure hope the state places an asterisk beside their data to indicate exemption for those who needed more nurturing this week instead of high pressure testing since their lives have already been turned upside-down.  I'm all for accountability, but I'm also willing to put common sense ahead of deadlines.

1 comment:

  1. I empathize with you!! We test tomorrow 8-11th graders.