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Monday, June 18, 2012

We Passed!

We did it.  What I thought was going to be impossible in August, we managed through hard work, dedication, and a whole lot of change, we passed our state mandated tests!  I had the biggest group of students with learning needs from beginning readers to advanced readers.  We had the most readers I've ever taught at the beginning to reading at a third grade level.  That in itself created a need to change what's always worked for me in the past.  Thank goodness I had an excellent teacher that co-taught this particular group of children with me.  She came from Florida with a lot of experience working with difficult emotional children, as well as, great resources for special education.

I learned so much from her as we progressed through this very difficult year.  Needless to say, all our hard work paid off.  We took a group of students who as a class had a 59% passage rate on their 5th grade tests, to 94% passing in 6th grade.  That is AMAZING!  I'm so proud of the kids and us for figuring it out!  This is why I teach, for the success when things are looking bleak!


  1. I'm so happy for you! But mostly I'm happy for those kids who now have a chance to keep on improving and proving to themselves that goals can be achieved and success is for everyone who works hard and who really want it. I've always known you were a great teacher Stacy!

  2. Awesome! Thank you for being a wonderful teacher. :)

  3. BTW, I think the dance helped. :)