Destiny - posted on 05/04/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My youngest son's teacher and I had a conference Thursday regarding his end of the year benchmark testing. Just a little background, he is ADHD (hyperactive & impulsive type) and at the beginning of the year was considered "at risk" in both reading and math. Now at the end of the year testing is is only "at risk" at math.
Many of the things on the test he did not do well on, show as Proficient on his report cards, so we know he does know some of the information. Her biggest concerns were to count to 100 he needs redirection (3-4 times) and we are having difficulties with handwriting. He shows multiple signs and there is a family history of dyslexia. If he repeats kindergarten it will be the same instruction again and "hopefully" he'll get the math portion of things better, however if he moves on to first grade and is still behind there are extra help programs he can't get as a kindergarten student. His brother is in 1st grade and he's VERY aware that he's supposed to in 1st grade next year, so we're worried also about the emotional impact of holding in back, so, as a parent, what do you do?