Since Thursday of last week, we have been taking benchmark tests in the Awesomeness. 7th graders have to take three STAAR tests for English: a written composition test, a revising and editing test, as well as a reading test. We like to have a benchmark test for each STAAR test administered, so we need a whole week to get those benchmarks administered.
I think the word “Benchmark” stresses students out, so we call them corn dogs. It’s weird. I know.
Spring Break is right around the corner, and we all need a rest before the final preparation for the Writing STAAR on March 29.