Friday, March 31, 2006

40, 41, 42, 40, 41, 42, 40, 41, 42

I'm about to leave for yet another day of scoring numbers 40, 41, and 42 on the 4th grade statewide math exam. While my students are missing two full days of instruction, I am witnessing a new example of the inefficiency of the DOE. The 450 teachers who are with me scoring the exams could have graded all of them in one day, but instead we spent the first three hours rearranging tables, waiting for packets to be distributed, and doing other things that could have been set up before we walked in. I hope today isn't quite so frustrating. I believe there is definitely a benefit to grading the test to get a full understanding of the process, but I am frustrated by how thoroughly the DOE is able to waste my time.

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