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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-28-06 12:11 PM
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8. Call their bluff.
If he aces the test, they won't follow through.
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  -Conform! The schools here are driving me crazy. Not_Giving_Up  Jan-28-06 11:57 AM   #0 
  - I wish I could homeschool  thinkingwoman   Jan-28-06 12:02 PM   #1 
  - A few reasons  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:06 PM   #5 
     - those are all real obstacles  thinkingwoman   Jan-28-06 12:18 PM   #13 
        - A liberal homeschooling association?  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:22 PM   #17 
        - omg you live in Tom Delay's district?  thinkingwoman   Jan-28-06 07:08 PM   #87 
        - OK, I googled "Homeschool", my town, and Texas  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:29 PM   #20 
           - ROFL  thinkingwoman   Jan-28-06 07:07 PM   #86 
  - "aspie"? do you mean your son is  msongs   Jan-28-06 12:03 PM   #2 
  - Yes, he's diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:10 PM   #6 
  - i am with you in the system, in texas. but i like it. i thank them and  seabeyond   Jan-28-06 12:34 PM   #21 
     - Like you...  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:37 PM   #22 
        - alright i hear you. i do that. and some things  seabeyond   Jan-28-06 12:45 PM   #30 
           - My son is on meds already  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:48 PM   #33 
              - wow, interesting. thanks  seabeyond   Jan-28-06 12:50 PM   #36 
                 - ADD kids ARE impulsive  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 12:52 PM   #38 
                 - i cant really hold to anything with this kid  seabeyond   Jan-28-06 12:56 PM   #42 
                    - I assume you have consulted with a doctor?  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 01:01 PM   #48 
                       - i havent. for different reasons  seabeyond   Jan-28-06 01:11 PM   #56 
                          - Thanks seabeyond! What a nice thing to say.  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 01:19 PM   #67 
                 - Check your PM  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:54 PM   #40 
  - Asperger kids do not always qualify for Special Education  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 12:16 PM   #11 
  - He does  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:20 PM   #16 
  - Man that sucks  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 12:50 PM   #35 
  - They have agreed to give him the alternate test for writing  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:58 PM   #45 
  - Math and Reading are mandated by NCLB  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 01:05 PM   #53 
     - He's taken Math and Reading for the last three years  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:12 PM   #59 
        - Why wasn't that Writing test modified?  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 01:26 PM   #73 
  - Alternative tests are usually participatory and do not  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 12:59 PM   #46 
     - I admit I have had so few Aspie kids I am not that familiar with the regs  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 01:14 PM   #60 
  - In that case you're in good shape and I'll tell you why...  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 12:54 PM   #41 
     - I know where the IEP is...just had an ARD last month  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:02 PM   #49 
        - Texas law cannot supercede Fed. IDEA law.  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 01:11 PM   #57 
  - Yes we can modify tests for special ed kids  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 12:42 PM   #26 
     - Instructional tests--yes. But state or District tests cannot be modified.  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 01:01 PM   #47 
        - Oh yes they can - that's right out of IDEA  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 01:03 PM   #50 
           - A state or district test can be administered differently, but the test  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 01:16 PM   #64 
              - You are right the test may not be altered  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 01:24 PM   #71 
                 - Progress monitoring the way to go anyway. Factually, standardized  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 01:34 PM   #76 
                    - Well if the kid is in 4th grade and reading at kdg level,  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 01:42 PM   #78 
                       - Sounds like you'll need to opt for the alternative testing in some cases  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 04:28 PM   #82 
                          - Districts may only designate alternative testing for 2% of their kids  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 04:33 PM   #83 
                             - Must be some district.  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 05:02 PM   #85 
                                - We have 20,000 kids  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 09:11 PM   #88 
                                   - Well, it seems strange to me that kids in juvenile detention are  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 10:53 PM   #89 
                                      - A lot of the kids in juvenile  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 11:54 PM   #91 
  - Not all Asperger's kids qualify for special ed  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 12:40 PM   #25 
  - Turning out little robots, huh?  SeattleGirl   Jan-28-06 12:04 PM   #3 
  - Exactly  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:11 PM   #7 
  - i was btiching about that when i was a kid  seabeyond   Jan-28-06 12:40 PM   #24 
  - Ask to see their retention policy. Then schedule appt. w/Asst. Supt.  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 12:05 PM   #4 
  - Now that you mention it  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:12 PM   #9 
     - Ceck my post #11 for additional information  MichiganVote   Jan-28-06 12:18 PM   #12 
  - Call their bluff.  rucky   Jan-28-06 12:11 PM   #8 
  - I'm not worried about the test  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:15 PM   #10 
     - They need to read up on multiple intelligences:  rucky   Jan-28-06 12:19 PM   #15 
        - That's the funny thing  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:23 PM   #18 
        - and then, i dont know state or fed, talking pay goes into taks  seabeyond   Jan-28-06 12:47 PM   #32 
           - Yep, I'm in Texas  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:49 PM   #34 
              - i put my kids initially into private school because of taks test  seabeyond   Jan-28-06 12:53 PM   #39 
                 - My fundie parents had my brother in a  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:56 PM   #43 
        - Unfortunately, the tests are not based on Gardner's theory  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 12:44 PM   #28 
  - I've always hated that  skygazer   Jan-28-06 12:19 PM   #14 
  - True  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:25 PM   #19 
  - Are you sure he doesn't have to use those strategies on the test?  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 12:38 PM   #23 
  - I'm pretty sure that we're in the same state  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:43 PM   #27 
     - No I am not in Texas  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 12:46 PM   #31 
        - Sorry...for some reason I thought you were  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 12:50 PM   #37 
           - We are moving more toward learning processes and moving away from  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 12:58 PM   #44 
              - Nope, he hates to draw  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:03 PM   #51 
                 - So can he dictate to a scribe?  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 01:15 PM   #62 
                    - In class he is allowed to respond verbally when he's having trouble  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:20 PM   #68 
                       - That really sucks  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 01:31 PM   #74 
                          - I'm looking into it, that's for sure  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:44 PM   #79 
                             - Feel free to PM me anytime  proud2Blib   Jan-28-06 01:49 PM   #80 
  - That burns me up.  SmokingJacket   Jan-28-06 12:45 PM   #29 
  - Exactly  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:05 PM   #52 
  - I would suggest that  LWolf   Jan-28-06 01:07 PM   #54 
  - Well...NCLB was pioneered in Texas  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:14 PM   #61 
     - In Texas,  LWolf   Jan-28-06 04:04 PM   #81 
  - I would request a meeting with school personnel  PA Democrat   Jan-28-06 01:09 PM   #55 
  - It likely is a power struggle at this point  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:16 PM   #63 
     - Definitely enlist the help of the help of that person.  PA Democrat   Jan-28-06 01:32 PM   #75 
        - Definitely  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:39 PM   #77 
  - Why isn't your "Aspie" son in special ed?  mandyky   Jan-28-06 01:11 PM   #58 
  - He's in a regular classroom, but receives Special Ed services  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:19 PM   #66 
  - I'm sorry you are going through this.  Maestro   Jan-28-06 01:18 PM   #65 
  - The teachers are forced by the admin to do this crap here  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:22 PM   #69 
     - Sorry once again.  Maestro   Jan-28-06 01:23 PM   #70 
        - Thanks...  Not_Giving_Up   Jan-28-06 01:25 PM   #72 
  - Just wait'll they bring the mandatory prayer back. nt  impeachdubya   Jan-28-06 04:38 PM   #84 
  - gee, I could never make it in elementary school now  kineneb   Jan-28-06 11:29 PM   #90 
 

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