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What are my students learning?
What's my approach?
year it came up in our staff development time how we would address
that our test scores went down. Part of the reason is that the
year before, we’d
made this huge, huge gain, because the year before that we
were a new school. So we'd made this huge growth, and then
we went down just a little bit. So
as a staff, we decided to create a lunch book club,
strictly volunteer, and we read
book, and a chapter in Guiding Reading
and Writers, grades 3-6 (Chapter
17 in there is all on testing and test prep.) We brainstormed
together, how can we address the test without teaching to the
when we came up with the word study format that we do with
the white boards, after observing, “Okay, on the test
there might be question addressing this particular thing, so
spend five minutes” each day working on high-frequency
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