Anne writes: "I read your article
about evaluations and test scores and found it very helpful. I went
into an IEP meeting thinking that I had a handle on the results of her
recent evaluation - and I was really thrown for a loop.
daughter's Key Math test results from the Spring of 1997 and September
1998 were unchanged. I assumed this meant she made no progress.
school said "No change is good."
no change indicated that she was at the same level but since the test
gets harder each year she was actually making progress. On some subtests
her score dropped. I was told that this was fine because as the child
gets older, expectations increase so this doesn't really mean that she
is going 'backwards'.
Is this true? I am including the actual scores so you can see what I