Do You Focus on Your Bubble Kids?
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.