At long last...
95% of my students passed with a 3 or a 4.*
(34% got a 4, 61% got a 3).
The other 3 students received scores of 2.
No one got a 1.
And I feel like I taught them real science - this wasn't the result of cramming. I am so, SO proud of my students, and myself.
(And by the way, this year, we're collecting information in such a way that we can compute the scores on our own and not have to wait a year).
*For those (perhaps mercifully) not in-the-know, 4 means "exceeding the standards," 3 means "meeting the standards," 2 means "needs extra help" or "approaching the standards," and 1 means "serious academic deficiencies" in this area.
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