Tenth graders in our state start their second week of testing tomorrow. The first was in March. It is now time for them to take their math and reading WASLs. Students in grades 5 and 8 will also take a science test, but it won't be until next week.
I'm not expecting grand results in science this year. I suppose I should be hopeful, but most of this year has been spent getting teachers ready to make the transition to a standards-based curriculum. Few have actually attempted to get their students to the there on their own. Scores will arrive in August and I hope that I'll be proven wrong.
I don't have any 10th graders in my class this year to cheer on. I do, however, wish them all very well.