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Special Needs Struggle

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All over social media proud parents are sharing STAAR testing success stories. Well here is mine!

Number one-my son showed up. No opting out. No playing sick. No fear or dread. We took the test and did our best.

Number two- he had no chance of passing unless he guessed well and then that would have been a shocker but no indicator of his reading or math level.

Number three-this test does not even almost tell me what he is capable of doing independently and hardly accommodates to his disability of being a slow learner 2 grade levels below 3rd grade or his IEP. If you want to know what he can do then give him a first grade test.

Even growing next year just proves he guessed better than last year. All this test does is gives a number to a failing system and makes teachers test prep as a form of curriculum.

We can do better Texas.