There was a lot required, but not enough prep time to complete. Long teaching time in the morning before a break. ELA test were weekly and benchmark exams after each unit. Student overall performance was based on the test. Writing time was short and did not provide enough editing before the next unit.
The new principal has plans to implement changes to address the concerns, so next year will look different than this year. The current principal is very open to suggestions and changes necessary to help students.