Regardless of my opinions, the tests are designed to
Yesterday was the first day of *the* test. And it was a typical first day of testing kind of day
We got to school and the power was out
We had three kids throwing up. Awards went to two of the teachers who were able to get their barfing boys to a trash can. The third teacher got to laugh at us while we transferred answers from the soiled test to a fresh copy
One child in the fourth grade got so nervous, she wet her pants. Thankfully, the test remained on high ground.
Despite my personal phone calls
Thank goodness we sent home a letter and made a school-wide phone call to all the parents. Otherwise, we might have had more than the eleven students who showed up at school tardy and had to be tested in the afternoon.
Once the testing was over, I visited a few classrooms so I could find something to laugh about. After visiting a few rooms where the kids were dull and quiet
Thank God we aren't testing the kindergartners yet!