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Monday, May 19, 2008

The results are in

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.


J said...

80% is great!

get this--our exam was in JANUARY, and the scores apparently came in last week (for admin), but the teachers have still not heard a peep about it. can you believe it?!

Mister Teacher said...

Was it just a scantron type test? Or was there individual essays or writing to score?

HappyChyck said...

Wow! Congratulations!

J said...

it was both. but! the state pays teachers in FEBRUARY to grade the written parts.

...and it's nearly the end of May.

boy, do I love bureaucracy.