Thursday, July 20, 2006

I'm glad the Bachelors in Political Science has paid off

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The scores - 2nd edition

Okay, I have the real scores now. 86% of my students passed. I am pleased with that. The school average on all AP exams is 82% so I beat that, and with many students who had never taken an AP or GT course before.

The breakdown:
6 2's (14%)
15 3's (34%)
14 4's (32%)
8 5's (18%)

If I was teaching next year (which I am NOT) my next goal would be to get the passing scores up. In other words, I'd like to see fewer 3's and more 4's and 5's. In fact, my passing rate was not too far off the more experienced teacher I was working with but the most significant difference was that his passing scores were higher.

Overall, I am certainly pleased and relieved. I worked hard for this and so did the kids. In fact, there is only one student that I can say worked really hard and did not pass. That probably means more than anything.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

The AP scores are in

And so far I have a 100 percent pass rate.*

*My school hasn't sent me the scores yet, but 2 of my 55 students emailed me to tell me they got 4's. Gosh I love statistics!

Friday, July 07, 2006

That dark secret in your closet

Well I obviously survived both plane rides just fine, and with few nerves at all. We have returned from our vacation and now the preparations for the cross-country move of all our belongings, a pregnant woman, and a cat who hates cars begins. Which brings me to a crucial question...

What do you do with all the cases to your cd's? We keep our cd's in those Case Logic holders so we have zillions of empty cd cases with the little inserts. They take up an awful lot of space, but one day I might, just might need them. Throwing them out seems risky but keeping them seems like a waste of space.