TESTING!

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  1. catnfiddle

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    My school started MAP Growth testing on March 1st and are ongoing until May 15th or until we hit 100% of our students. Ohio Graduation Tests ran from March 12th through March 25th (they're being phased out but we still have some holdovers).Ohio State Tests (also known as Ohio AIR Tests) started on April 9th and run through May 11th.

    When will the testing stop so I can get back to teaching?

    I know, I know... :banghead::beatdeadhorse::dizzy:
     
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  3. miss-m

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    My school has had state assessments the past two weeks (four tests all together for 3rd grade), MAP is next week and the week after, and then we start F&P testing, which basically goes through the end of the year.

    Plus they had their English proficiency testing about a month ago, and MAP tests right before winter break AND at the beginning of the school year. It's insane how much instructional time is lost to mandated tests, but then teachers are told "Don't interrupt your instructional time!"
    Umm... yeah, ok.
     
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    Oh, no... I had forgotten about OELPA testing... It's the only one I don't run as the school's Testing Coordinator (that is solely the onus of the ELL teacher).
     
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    Lots of tests... Your students must be exhausted by then. Sheesh.
     
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    NYS ELA testing started... and they had computer problems at the State Level so... the test started way later than it was supposed to. I got to sub today and babysit the kids who opted out. I felt bad for the ones who were taking it a) because they didn't want to and b) the computer glitch didn't help. And it was STATE WIDE so everybody was feeling the pain. Day 2 tomorrow!
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    I'm giving my students the NYS test for students with disabilities. It's computer based and utterly ridiculous. My students are non-verbal and can not read so.... guess how many questions they get right!
     
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    Testing takes up almost all of May for juniors. It's infuriating how much time (and $$$) we give up for these tests.
     
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    We have PARCC testing in two weeks. It's only 3.5 days.
     
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    :(
    Second day of testing and I subbed a full day so I literally was babysitting the 6th and 7th graders in the auditorium and the 8th graders in the cafeteria who opted out.. there are 9 periods in a day and testing lasted for 7 of them. Trying to keep kids QUIET for that long period of time was insane. One of the TAs said that we all should get "haz mat'' pay. So true. All that angst, attitude, and hormone in one space is NOT good. :eek:

    I semi- jokingly asked if we are in some sort of social science experiment being forced to stay in one room all day.
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    Yeah. It's close to 20% of the year that's dedicated to testing of some kind in 3rd-5th grades. K-2 is slightly less, but it's still a good 10%+.
     
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    That is just so, so sad.
     

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