We were just given our data sheets to plug in where our students scored last year and where they are expected to score this year. I almost hyperventilated when I saw where some of my students were expected to score to achieve "adequate gains". 1/2 my class is supposed to achieve at the exceeds (top) level possible in all areas. This even though the norm when students move from 2nd to 3rd is that their scores drop because this is the first year they have to read the test by themselves. I also know the achievement level of some of these kids. I seriously doubt they will score exceeds, I am just praying that they pass. Anyone else have unrealistic achievement expectations placed on them where their students are concerned?