The TAKS results came in today, so yet another year's anticipation has ended. Maybe I'm being a little hard on myself and on my kids, but I was expecting the results to be a little bit better.
Out of 36 kids, 29 passed, and 9 were commended. That figures to be just around 80% for a passing rate. Of the seven who did not pass, three of them were within three questions of passing, and one of them truly surprised me. I was pretty sure he would pass, while the others weren't really much of a surprise.
Now, how my school and the district will somehow take these scores and figure out each child's growth from last year -- that's a complete mystery to me.