Thursday, March 9, 2017

Offtrack/On-track {Slice of Life Story Challenge}

The room is quiet and everything seems on-track. I had just finished reading some oral directions for our standardized math test today.  Sniffle.  Sniffle.  Sniffle.  I scan the room for the cause.  I catch a head down and tears flowing.  I walk over quickly to see why my friend is crying.  I noticed a question was missed and then one was answered with two more unanswered and my friend has a very puzzled look.  I'm not sure the correct answer is in the right place.  There are so many rules and procedures when administering a standardized test.  I'm not sure what to do.  I start scanning the manual for answers and discover I can reread the questions as they are written.  I start to reread the questions, the tears disappear and we are back on track. 

Thank you Two Writing Teachers for organizing the Slice of Life Story Challenge.


  1. Poor baby! I know the confusion these tests bring. They make even the most accomplished learner doubt what they know. Glad you could get your friend back on track.

  2. Glad you checked! So hard when they panic. You struck emotion with very few words -- great slice