California Standards Test: When Titans Meet!

Tomorrow is the Big Day.  Near the end of the testing window, everything needs to go pretty perfectly.

Tomorrow is the Big Day. Near the end of the testing window, everything needs to go pretty perfectly.

How can things go wrong, you ask? Students just come in, and take the test, right?

Yes, that is true…but to get and API score for your school (very important) a certain percentage of your students need to take the full test. I haven’t looked up the exact figure, but the exact figure is darn close to One Hundred Percent. So for a school that struggles with truancy, or attendance rates in the morning, having the test toward the end of the window, with almost no make up testing time, is a tough call.

It means things have to go well, and with a minimum of procedural drama.

At this point, as the artwork suggests, things are a done deal. The CST exam is upon us, and we need to meet it with the best, most efficient forces we can. That means reducing student stress, motivating attendance, and generally being prepared as a staff for any bumps in the road that might occur. in the testing center, boxes of exams are lined up in clean white bankers boxes, with bold labels of each teacher’s name on them.

This exam, which is sadly the academic crux of the year, is ready to go.

I for one, am happy that on Tuesday this plotline is interrupted by issue No. 400 of Tales of Adequacy.

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