Okay… first days testing has been done for quite a while now… wrapped up at about noon today.
So what have I been doing for the last four and a half hours since then?
Calling the thirty two students that did not show up. I had a total of two out of thirty four students attend my proficiency exam. Now to put this into prospective… this is the exam that you must pass in order to actually pass high school in the state of Nevada. If you don’t take this exam you don’t get a diploma. End of story. Instead you get a little piece of paper that says “I sat in a classroom for four years”. It’s called a “certificate of attendance” and you can’t even get hired at a fast food restaurant with it.
Yet I sat today and gave a federally mandated test to two students. I stood there and read six pages of instructions for two people and then walked around them and watched them so that they couldn’t “cheat” with the sheer abundance of potential in the room.
It’s days like these that make me wonder why our country is still running at all.
I spent the entire afternoon calling every student on my list and basically telling them and their parents that if they were not there tomorrow the school would not give them another chance…. This isn’t by my choice mind you… I was instructed to call every parent and inform them that this was their students last chance (since I have the 12th grade list this time) I also found out how inept my school was as half of my list was either withdrawn from the school, or were students in Reno who attended the proficiency exam with one of my coworkers up there.
Suffice to say I am very tired…. And I was informed that My pc was unable to get the data from my crashed hard drive… which means I will have to rebuild all of my data from scratch… meaning restarting several stories… and trying to regroup a lot of class data.
7 years, 2 months ago
01 Nov 2011 00:49 CET