Friday, November 21, 2008

Oh, the feeling I get..

when the most unstable student I've ever taught sees her Lexile score improve by 150 points since September.

when the most combative student I've ever taught sees her Lexile score improve by 125 points since September.

5 Comments:

At 6:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done

 
At 6:46 AM , Blogger Ms. V. said...

kick back! have a cigar! :)

 
At 10:04 AM , Blogger Roxanne Kristina said...

America's kids need you! Keep teaching!

 
At 12:10 PM , Anonymous Mr. J. said...

Oh please. Lexile scores? Arbitrary.

 
At 1:50 PM , Blogger Mr. McNamar said...

Mr. J--I need an umbrella because you're raining on my parade. Actually, I used to think Lexile's were arbitrary until I finished my four years of teaching READ 180 and consistently watching low Lexile readers make significant gains over the course of a year and then pass the state exam a year early. And when you inevitably ask the question, "How do you know it relates to their Lexile going up?" I will answer with, "I know because I saw their state scores before we began the program, regularly assessed them on state practice exams while also testing their Lexiles. So, my personal story evidence suggests that as theri Lexile went up, so did their actual reading ability, which then translated onto state exam scores. So, please write back and try to dump some more rain on this parade, but we're still going to march on! Woo hoo.

 

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