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Old 08-25-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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For those of you who don't know what a bubble kids is, a bubble kids is a student who missed proficiency by 1-25 points on your state standardized test. In CA and on the elementary level, proficiency is at a scale score of 350. I have about 8 4th grade students who fall into this category each year. These kids just need that little extra push to help them get over the hump. Once the CST scores are released in August typically, I look at all of my students' scores and identify my bubble kids, and do what my principal asked, talk to them about how close they were to becoming proficient, and focus on them more in small groups to help them get over the hump.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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Most places in Texas have a big emphasis on bubble kids. They hire temporary teachers to work with them before the test, pull them out of electives, we get paid after school tutoring to work with them... Texas has recently changed the way it scores the students. They project whether the student will be successful the next year or not by looking at their math score and count the student as passing whether they passed or not. So if a kid failed by 1 question that particular year, but they have passed all of the tests the previous years they may be counted as passing for school accountability.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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Most places in Texas have a big emphasis on bubble kids. They hire temporary teachers to work with them before the test, pull them out of electives, we get paid after school tutoring to work with them... Texas has recently changed the way it scores the students. They project whether the student will be successful the next year or not by looking at their math score and count the student as passing whether they passed or not. So if a kid failed by 1 question that particular year, but they have passed all of the tests the previous years they may be counted as passing for school accountability.
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