Students in Reading Workshop are taking the Practice Sixth Grade Reading Ohio Achievement Assessment. We attempt to make this as realistic as possible just to give students a chance to go through the process, see how they do, and give us some data for final preparations for the actual test. This practice run through has proven beneficial to teachers and students.
Most of the twenty students that I monitored worked hard and the results will show them and me their ability and potential to pass the actual test. I took a look across the hall though, and saw a different story. Two boys spent the last hour of the test goofing around. They were obviously bored, so they spent the time trying to distract peers.
I am not sure why they thought they didn't need to work. I am not sure why the teacher didn't notice their repeated attempts to distract peers. The bottom line was they thought they were so cute and so funny. And that's sad because they were just unmotivated and unsuccessful. Is there any chance they will grow up in three weeks? I guess we can always hope.
What about you hard workers? Why did you choose to press the success key?
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