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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Combined Efforts during State Testing

Everyone at Raymond L. Young combined efforts to make state testing a successful event. K-2nd grade classes creatively"adopted" the upper grade classrooms to motivate and support their testing efforts. Not only were these acts of kindness, it allowed our youngest students to recognize the seriousness and importance of testing.

All testing students were given the opportunity to earn an extra 10 minutes of free time each day for a total of 50 minutes if they were present and did their best. Teachers were surprised to discover that they too could be selected for a prize of their own.

After the last day of testing, students received their extra free time and individual teachers found additional ways to celebrate a job well done. Bubble-blowing fourth graders are pictured above. When Dibels testing rolled around, the upper grades helped to motivate the lower grades in various ways. What a great idea!
Mrs. Nunn, Young's reading coach and Mrs. Belcher, our special education teacher, were instrumental in providing students an opportunity to make up any tests they missed.

AYP...Here We Come!

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