High performing school with many special education children to keep high standardized test scores? Would like to know your thoughts!!

LT - posted on 02/24/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 8 year old son just moved to a "high performing" school and now the school wants to test him for special education. He never had a problem before in the "regular" school. Is this a way to keep children who did not achieve the high performing school level excluded from the standardized test scores? I would like to see your thoughts on this subject. Thank you!!!


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/24/2014




You'd have to ask the school. Was this a recommended move by his other school, or the result of a parental relocation?

If it was a recommended move, I'd definitely question what the testing is for, because one would assume that the school making the recommendation would have ensured that he's performing at a level consistent with their standard.

If it was a move because of a relocation, it is not uncommon for new students to do a standardized test to determine the correct level at which to place them.

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