Most everyone has heard the saying, hard work will pay off in the end. Yesterday, students took the Study Island Benchmark Test, and it was a perfect example. This test evaluates students reading on a variety of reading skills. Students that took their time, went back in the passages, and found answers scored well, and mostly passed. Students that rushed through their work had the lowest scores.
This one assignment is a message to all students about what they can expect this year in Reading Workshop. Those with a good work ethic, that do their best, will do well. Those that don't give their best and don't work hard are going to struggle. And it's not just here. No matter what students do with their life, hard work will pay off in the end.
The column on the left is minutes spent taking the test. The columns on the right shows students' total percent and score. A score of 400 is passing.
Compare those to students that took more time.
Taking more time does not guarantee a passing score, but it made a huge difference. There was no time limit on this assignment. So for students that didn't pass, I wonder why they didn't take more time.