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An IEP will also help with testing. I’m not sure what the rules are in your state, but here students can only have accommodations for state testing if they have an IEP or 504. It also makes middle school easier. A lot of kids with high IQs and LDs can do well in elementary school when instruction is at a slow enough pace for them to keep up. Things move faster in Middle School, and the reading requirements get heavier. Having an IEP in elementary school will make it easier to start the process in middle school. Anything to be proactive and get the ball rolling can’t hurt.