We've just wrapped up our end of the year testing and I got my kiddos' scores back today. Now, I know that this is just one piece of information that doesn't even begin to tell the whole story of how much a child has learned, but still... Several passed with moderate or high proficiency and I am super proud of them. One I think could have done much better than she did, but she's had a very rough time with some family stuff going on recently so I think that had an impact on her lower than expected scores. Some I know did their very best and tried so hard but just didn't pass. These are my very low kids, and I'm just proud of the effort they put in. A few maybe didn't put as much effort in as they could, but still made close to passing scores. But three...oh, I am so disappointed with three of them. I was testing another small group and was not with them. These are boys who have taken tests in a small group setting with each other all year, no problem. But during their math test they nearly caused a mis-administration with their bad behavior. They were talking during directions, trying to make each other giggle with inappropriate noises, and just plain goofing off. They spent the rest of the day in the office, but it just shows that they didn't take the test seriously at all, and it reflects in their very low scores. I just hate it because they've all made a ton of progress this year. I definitely would have considered them among my top performing students and I was very confident their scores would reflect that. Instead, they all made the lowest score possible. Sorry, just needed to vent a little!