Thank you for your feedback on the pricing. I do have a homework for every week of the year that I create. However, I only start doing the test prep homework 2 months before we take the state test. I am currently working on making a booklet with an entire year of test prep homework and will contact you when that is complete. The only concern about the homework I create for the other parts of the year is that directly correlates with our pacing plans. The homework includes phonics, vocabulary, grammar, math, and writing about reading practice. It's one page per night and covers what we learned or reviewed in each of those areas each day. I will post a snapshot of one. Or if you would like to exchange personal emails, I can send you an example of one of the earlier weeks homework. My email is email@example.com. Feel free to email me anytime if you have questions. I do not mind taking the time to share ideas!
In regards to the CST; last school year only 18 of my students took the CST, 94% of my class scored Proficient or Advanced in Math (5 Advanced, 12 Proficient, 1 Basic). In Language Arts, 77% scored Proficient or Advanced (8 Proficient, 6 Advanced, 3 Basic, 1 Below Basic. 100% of my students are English Language Learners and these are the highest individual classroom scores in my school. So yes, I do notice a big difference! This is the 1st year our 2nd graders are taking a test like this in their lives. They need so much practice on how to take a multiple choice test and to read and really understand the wording on that test as well.
Thanks so much for your inquiry!
January 2, 2012