Here is my analysis of the feedback:
- Most students said that they either felt "prepared" or "very prepared" for the questions and the material on the NYS exam.
- Almost all students said that I taught the concepts and curriculum very well this year, and that my teaching methods helped them better understand what the concepts they were learning.
- Most students said that we practiced applying our knowledge to real life and word problems a "fair amount". Goal for next year: make application more of a focus to get the kids more exposed to the types of problems they'll be solving with the concepts they learned.
- Almost all students said that the activity we did in the two weeks leading up to the test was very helpful. This is definitely an activity I will do next year with my students.
Guess hard work really does pay off!
**MR. YANG'S 2011-2012 class -- thank you!!!! ** :)