I was signing out after a particularly rowdy session when the classroom teacher stopped to talk to me. "I wanted you to know that all of your kids are showing improvement." She went on to explain that the six are retested every week to two weeks on their letter sound recognition using a special monitoring system called DIBELS.
"All of them had scores that showed they were at risk for reading failure back in October. They're all out of the woods now."
I left that day with a smile on my face a bit bigger than usual. We've all made progress. Go figure.