June 15 is the magical day for OAA results.
My principal e-mailed the results this afternoon, and though we didn't meet as many indicators as we had hoped, I am still pleased with the results. My building struggles with meeting the OAA indicators. We have increased our performance greatly over the past few years. It's no secret that my students face a lot of challenges in their lives, and school is not always high on their priority list. We have a supportive building principal and a highly motivated staff and we are all working together to get our students where they should be.
Though overall as a grade level we did not meet the indicator, I had so many students increase in their scores that I can't be upset. I had so many students who worked so hard throughout the year that seeing their passing score literally just made me want to cry! It took all I had to not run up the street to the grocery store where one of my students' grandmother works to tell her the good news! Our OAA incentive this year is a summer pool party for all the students who either passed the OAA or increased their score by 15 points from last year. I am so excited to see all my students and tell them great job!
In other good news, our third grade met both indicators in Reading & Math! I'm so thrilled for those teachers, and it gives me a lot of hope for next year!