No, we cannot save every student, but that does not mean we should not try our best.
In my last post, I was kind of ranting about one of my pet peeves - schools administering assessments and then doing nothing with the data - giving more assessments and then again, doing nothing with the data - a useless cycle that is more about school, district, state and national politics than increasing student achievement levels.
On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 1:06 AM, Robert Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Anna, if you know a way to save every student then it should certainly > show in your classes, right? Our district has a size limit (3rd grade) of > 18 students. I can attest that the teacher in my son's class worked very > hard and did everything you just stated. I almost wanted to add the website > he uses to report test scores to parents to my spam filter because of the > number of results coming to my email. There are literally ten's of pages of > results for just one year of school. I think it was overdone, but still, > closer to what you suggest than not. And he tallied those results and used > those results to formulate lesson plans. Naturally, when I would meet him > on parent conference days I was very curious (I told him pedagogy is like a > weird hobby of mine) and he was very generous in sharing with me his > techniques. > > Did he get results? Yes he did.