My daughters teacher waited until 1/2 way through the year to tell me that she is considering to hold her back. I thought my daughter was doing well in school. She always got good marks on her school work. It wasnt until the partent teacher conference that I was informed that she need extra work with reading and math, and that she was under the class average for reading.
My daughter is in 1rst grade. Sence then I have came up with a new study plan and we have been doing homework everynight. ( I make it fun) and I have seen much impovement. I went to the next conference and the teacher informed me that she has seen much improvement, however she wont know until the end of the year if she should hold my daughter back.
If it is up to me, I dont know what route to take. My husband wants her to go on, but will this be best for her? I dont want her to strugle through school.
Answer by Ash9724 at 8:41 PM on Apr. 11, 2009
Answer by vabchmommy at 8:45 PM on Apr. 11, 2009
There are tons of factors to consider. Ask the teacher for assessment data that shows she is behind. She should have some sort of formal assessment like Dibels, SRI, Literacy First or Star testing (different states use different tests so you'd have to look into what your school does). If she's just below average then holding her back might not be best. Get specific information on the areas she's behind in. If she's only behind in one area it won't be as difficult to catch her up. If she's behind in many areas she may be overwhelmed if she goes on. You might also get a guidance counselor or administrator to join you for a conference. Make sure they explain in detail why they want to hold her back.
If working extra at home is helping keep it up and be prepared to keep doing it long term. Good luck!
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