It is State Testing week here in Alaska. Every child shall be tested, no matter their skill level, or lack of.
Today was the reading test. As a Special Education teacher, during this time I proctor for one of the many groups of students who have accommodations. Today's test is reading, and as such, there isn't much I can do except encourage them to do their best. Despite reading at 3 or more grade levels lower than the test, they have to take the test.
We have been assigned a "room" to test in. At one time I think it was a storage closet. Upon completion of the test the students can read a book or put their heads down and sleep.
Me? I am not supposed to do anything except proctor the test.
Tomorrow should be better. I get to read the test to the students! But today, was very long, frustrating, and very boring.