27 Apr 5th Grade – Shoe Drawing SLO Testing is FINISHED!
What a relief, seriously. I don’t know about you, but I let the State SLO testing get to me. I promised this year I would not, (it was my New Years Resolution!), but stress creeps in as I find students are not scoring as well as I hoped. But… overall, my students left me in a good position. My results are funny… several of my students who did not pass, drew their shoes so well in the Fall, there was not a enough points earned in the Spring to prove growth! But the stretch was there, just not reached. I rather have that problem than a bunch that did not grow at all. There were still a nice handful of students who did not reach an appropriate growth level by truly struggling with seeing the details, or deciding to be lazy. But that is typical! While I complain about this process… I am learning and growing as a teacher…. Did I just say that out loud???
I have to give that credit to The Art of Education. I took their class last summer, Showing Student Growth in the Art. Wow… I learned a ton! And it calmed me down. This is year 17 for me… No one taught me about SLOs in college! It was a huge shift in thinking for me. Still is… it is going to take me a while to get SLOs established as a common practice. So here are the results of 5th grade!
The drawing above is the Fall Assessment, the drawing below is the Spring Assessment.