My Daughter is at Risk of Failing the FCAT (Edit)
My daughter is in 3rd grade and this year is her first taking the FCAT. I've tried to prepare her all year, give her extra help, meet with the teacher etc. but I just can't get through to her. Now, FCAT is less than 3 weeks away and my daughter is in serious trouble. I administered the practice FCAT for both math and reading that the Department of Education provides on their website and her scores baffled me. She managed a 55% on the reading and a 47% on the math. I'm beyond worried right now. If she doesn't pass the FCAT she will be retained in the third grade. It doesn't matter that her reportcard reflects passing grades. I'm also very confused. My daughter has an above average IQ; 124. Neither her teacher no myself can figure out why she's struggling so much. I need some ideas that might work with her. I can't afford a personal tutor though I have been asking around for one that may be able to volunteer their time. I have been trying to teach her myself. I even do school at home after school and for a few hours over the weekend. I just can'tget through to her. She just stares at me like I've got four heads. Please, someone help!
I've got some good news! I found a teacher who is willing to volunteer her time and come to my home to tutor my daughter Saturday and Sunday Afternoon. She'll be coming every weekend until the test which is just over 2 weeks away. I'm so excited for my daughter! I feel like having a tutor will give her a little more confidence because she's getting more one on one attention from someone who is trained for that.