I will have more detailed information provided to me tomorrow, but I got a glance at our district science WASL scores today.
I'm depressed after seeing them.
Two schools had drops of 10 points (and scores weren't all that impressive in previous years). My school did not have quite that significant of a slip backwards, but considering all of the adjustments we made last year and the hard work that went into helping kids...it's just frustrating.
The "real" story will be a bit better known in the coming weeks. Which kids didn't meet the standard---was there a particular segment of the population we missed? Is there a drop in scores state-wide?
The Goddess is going to crack open a bottle of wine and contemplate her navel for awhile. Things always look rosier through the bottom of a glass, right?