Because I'm an idiot. That's why. Our district contracts with an outside testing company that manufactures sample tests that are supposed to be like the state tests. They are given in Sept, December, and then again in March. We took ours the week before Christmas break. The results are in. My scores are the lowest out of all three classes. They are broken down by skills taught. I get it if my kids didn't do great on what I haven't taught yet, but things I taught just couple of weeks ago???? Really????? They've been doing well on their weekly benchmarks, so I have that documentation if admin comes down on me for this. I'm struggling to not let this really stress me out over the break, but I'm just plain ****** off and bummed. I feel like I work really hard. It sucks when I feel like my best isn't good enough. I had a couple of kids who left about 1/4 of the questions blank. When I taught 5th my score were comparable with the other teachers on my grade level. This third grade business (don't pass the test, don't go to 4th) is a horse of a different color. Ugh. I'm done.