Reply To: 3rd Grader Struggling with Math Tests

Penny Williams

This is spot on! One note, though — state exams, like end of grade testing, and final exams in high school, cannot be reformatted. My son bombed his English midterm on the Reading Comprehension. We just discussed it at length in an IEP meeting last week, and I was told those tests cannot be reformatted, that the state won’t allow it. He can have testing in separate room (which didn’t happen for the midterm even though it was in his IEP), and breaks and extended time, but the format cannot be changed. The SPED curriculum director and school VP agreed that kids with learning challenges are left to fail these tests because of these rules. Talk about unfair, especially when these exams are part of the student’s grades in high school!

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