All that being said, isn't testing the last few days before a long break a recipe for disaster? A lot of kids are going to miss and even more have checked out thinking of a fat man in a red suit bring merriment and joy.
I ask because of the following note I received. I edited it to take out all possible identifiers. the teacher in question did not want to get a lump of coal from the district.
Holiday cheer comes in all shapes and sizes! I teach XXX grade XXX. Was told, earlier this month, I was not doing mid year PMAs. TODAY, at I was told the District IS REQUIRING xxx grade to do this assessment and the window is only open through . , is our school wide Holiday Celebration Day...hmmm...should we cancel that for xxx grade? Or maybe, let's test kids on the last day before our break...those are sure to be accurate results. Well, maybe we can just wait to test on or 6th our make-up hurricane dates. Those dates will be MUCH BETTER because all of our students will be back and "ready to roll." SURE!