“MAP Testing” Monday September 25, 2106

Hooray for pointless tests! It was so nice to have a couple of hours off from teaching. I didn’t know that we were having MAP testing today. In fact we have it tomorrow too. Apparently this was in an email. To be honest, I don’t read my emails. I’m included on so many emails that I just don’t have time to weed through them all.

I only read the emails that are responses to emails I’ve sent. I’ll have to start reading more of them I guess.

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I like MAP testing. It’s a nice break in my schedule.

You guys are crazy. MAP testing is great!Apparently we MAP test three times per year. And these test scores determine whether or not teachers get a bonus at the end of the year. I don’t know if that applies to me or not. There’s also something called PARK (PARC?) testing that people keep mentioning.

I don’t care. It’s just so nice to have silence. This is honestly the longest I’ve ever seen my students stay quiet. We do the tests in the computer lab and the kids are wearing headphones and it’s all automated and I’m impressed that my students don’t freak out and refuse to do it.

Well, actually, two of the kids did rush through the test. One was a girl who started crying in the middle of the test and chose to just randomly respond to everything. The other was just like, “Nope.” and refused to answer any of the questions.

I think the rest of the class just likes having computer time. I also learned through my email that I did not sign my kids up for the computer lab and that I’m supposed to be incorporating computer time into their lessons. Oops!

I think I’m giving up. I feel like maybe I’ve already checked out for the year. I hope that’s not the case. I want to do a good job. I’ve just reached that point where I feel like I’m so overwhelmed that caring is only going to make it worse.

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