I feel so bad. I feel like I cheated on something, but it wasn't intentional! My students are taking their benchmark test today. This morning, I was flipping through the test to see if I had covered the information on there so far. I had taught all of it, but there were a couple of questions that were definitely formatted in a different way than I had taught it. So, as part of my morning bellringer, I included some similarly formatted (but not the same) questions. My kids seemed to do fine with them during the bellringer, and most got them right on the test. I didn't think anything of it until later, when I was mentioning to another teacher what I had done to help review their skills prior to taking the test. She then informed me that we weren't really supposed to do that and that she would advise against it because that is sort of skewing the results. Now, I would never ever DREAM of doing that on the state test! I know we aren't allowed to do anything at all with those when it comes to giving hints or helping students or anything. But, this wasn't meant to be dishonest! I was just trying to help prepare my students and make sure that they knew what to expect. Now I feel awful and like I cheated. I know it was just a couple of questions, but I feel like my kid's scores aren't accurate. Could they have done that if I hadn't prompted them this morning? Anyway....please tell me I'm not a dishonest person!!!! That wasn't my intention but I just feel like a liar and a cheat.