This morning I greeted many agents at 7:30. I was ready to greet them. We began testing promptly at 8:30 and some agents worked right until buses were dismissed. In the fall when you get your child's score back I need you to remember that the number does not define your child. Take a look at their growth percentile and see how much progress he or she has made. Your child is not just that number either but that is a much better number to look at.
Today I watched almost every agent work their hardest I have ever seen them work. I observed most students making graphic organizers for 2 open responses. I watched as students tirelessly checked their work over before handing it in.
So your children are hard working students who try their best. Your children have empathy for others as those that finished early were respectful of others who were still working. They showed the value of strength and true friendship today that will hopefully last long after they leave their agent head quarters.
I am so proud of our students. So ask your agent how it went today and remind him or her of the amazing traits they all have that make our classroom a better place to be in. And when you get that score back in the fall . . . no matter what it is . . . remember your child is not defined by that number. They rose above any number today!
I will see the students tomorrow to do it all over again!