Tuesday, April 28, 2015

This Week

This was my daughter's schedule at school this week.

Monday: Regular bell schedule, but she had MAP testing for two hours (no Math or Social Studies class)

Tuesday: School starts at 11:30 am due to mandated state ACT testing. Has each of her regular six Tuesday classes, each for 23 minutes. (Side note: Total passing period time is 25 minutes, or longer than any individual class.)

Wednesday: School starts at 12:06 pm due to PLC day and PARCC EOY testing. Has three of her regular Thursday classes, each 40 minutes.

Thursday: School starts at 11:05 am due to PARCC EOY testing. Has the other three of her regular Thursday classes, each 60 minutes.

Friday: Regular bell schedule, but she has tests for two hours, one in Science and one in Spanish.

Totals for the week:
Passing time: 70 minutes
Instructional time: 910 minutes
Testing time: 756 minutes
I wonder if she could've done something better this week?


  1. Wow, very eye opening. Thanks for breaking down the numbers.

  2. Sounds like a good week to book a spring camp.

  3. As a student, I don't remember taking as many tests as you listed above. I have also only heard of one test, the ACT, out of all 3 tests listed. I believe school systems are relying so much on standardized testing, that it is all schools are preparing for now. This post brought me back to reality of how the schools are working now.