Another poll, coming from a comment on another thread. Who do you think is responsible for student learning? Is it wholly you? Wholly the child? A combination of the two? IMO, I am the one who takes the major responsibility for student learning. I am the adult, the professional. It is my classroom. I need to make sure the kids learn. I am able to check our progress through assessments and reteaching. If my kids don't perform well on state tests (or in class tests) I take the responsibility. *Now, I don't expect a kid testing a the lowest level to test on grade level in one year. Many states rely on value-added growth, or growth beyond what would be expected in a year. If my low kid gains a lot in value added growth, moving from "limited" to "basic" (the two lowest categories in Ohio) that should be considered a success. Or if a kid moves from the 3rd percentile to the 5th, that is a much bigger success than a kid moving from the 55th to 57th percentile (basic bell curve, more in middle that on either end). So yeah, I put the majority, not all the responsibility on me. What do you think and why?