I know I'm a thinking ahead a little but... I wanted to know how some other teachers prepare their kids for state assessments. Specifically, Math assessments. My school uses the Everyday Math program. Last year, my team decided that after Winter Break we would skip around the Lessons and Units to cover what would be on the test in March. Most of the materials were supplemented using other sources besides Everyday Math. Which, as a newer teacher, was hard to do because of the resources that were available to me. I'm concerned about a couple of things. First, what about the fidelity of the program? The curriculum is designed to spiral and build on prior knowledge. If lessons are skipped/not taught, won't that hurt the kids in the end? Second, during this time, we did not give any form of tests because we jumped around so much. So, the kids did not get to really "practice" before the big Assessment in March. I'm asking all of you for your opinion in what you would do in this situation. Would you: A) Keep going with the program, as intended, and a week or two before add in some State Assessment skills and practice or B) Start jumping around the different lessons and go back to them after the assessment. I would really appreciate your feedback! Thanks and have a beautiful day!