How do you handle Standardized Tests?
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|Tue, 04-13-2010 - 5:03pm|
Hello, Im usually a lurker, but have been around awhile. But I really needed some insight on this. So TIA.
I have two children, and we are in the process of waiting to see the nerologist. We see him in the next couple of months. My DS (8) and DD (11) have been struggling in school. My DS has not yet started taking standardiezed tests, but my DD has. She is in the 5th grade, and right now, she must pass the Math and Reading portions in order to advance to 6th grade. And I am worried about her. Four years ago, we were having this same problem in 3rd grade. So I worried she was dyslexic, had her tested.. they said, no.. But have you thought about ADHD. So I took her to a psychologist.. and they diagnosed her with ADHD, and has been on Concerta for 4 years now. But because she was not able to pass the test, we had to hold her back a year. Not to mention.. she had "F"s in Math the whole year. So, many tests, tutoring, summer school, after school tutoring, saturday tutoring.. We are still in the same boat. She has "F"s in Math and is in danger again of not passing to the next grade because of the tests. As for my son.. we have been working many years on him, and due to lots of issues, we are now working on his DX also. So while setting up the appointment for him to nerologist.. I decided to set one up for DD as well. Back then.. I didnt realize, she could possibly have ASD, along with ADHD. When my DS was 3 we saw this same nerologist, and they said.. come back in 6 months.. and at that time, if nothing had changed for him.. they would dx him with ASD. But thats the same time DD started with her trouble at school, so unfortunately DS sorta took a back seat. We have since come to terms with him having ASD without the formal dx. But now that DS is begining to have difficulties in school, we are now going in for the formal dx.... SO
How do you and your child deal with these tests? Does the school have different rules for ASD children? How does the teacher help?