Saturday, April 21, 2012

State Testing is Complete!

It's that time of year again...when teachers are hoping and praying that their students apply the skills and strategies that have been taught when taking the high-stakes tests! As I talked with teachers on our campus this week, they relayed how exciting it was observe their students labeling answers "smartie", "trickster", or "doofus", underlining key words, and really taking their time on the tests. The test simulation practice helped build up stamina in the students, and a listing things that demonstrate visible effort assisted them in being specific in their test taking behaviors. (If you haven't already, check out the test prep slide show at I was glad to hear that the teachers felt our test prep was worthwhile!


  1. That is great, Deb!! We start tomorrow, but I have a really good feeling this year!!

  2. Hooray!! What a great feeling to be all finished up and to see how well the students used the skills you taught them :)
    Best wishes from Manitoba, Canada.