I am venting, as well as my grade level, so just bare with me. Our county makes our students take 9 week assessments "so we can see where our kids are". I already know "where my kids are". I don't need a stupid, time wasting test to tell me that! Anyway, getting back, the county has taken each class average for reading and math, printed it out with the teachers name and passed it out to all the elementary schools in our county! So now we can look at every other teachers scores and see "who is the better teacher" call them and find out "how they do it"!!!!! How can they compare classes when everyones class is different? Different class size (ours happens to be the highest in the county), different learning need of students, high and low. Would any of you be troubled by your class average being produced for all other schools to see, with your name by it!!!???