Next week is our annual week-long standardized testing of our Kindergarteners! Multiple choice, fill in the bubble, do not make any stray marks on the test. It takes about 2 hours every day for 5 days. *sigh* We give the test officially to identify potentially GT students, however since it's the only standardized test we give all year it's used as a barometer for our teaching ability-so we have had to spend a lot of time in this typically fun season doing test prep activities. Teachers have been put on growth plans for low scores-even though we've only been teaching them for 3 months and it's not based on our curriculum at all. Not to mention, it's certainly not a developmentally appropriate way to test 5-year olds. *double sigh* So wish us luck!