Kate: My 6th grade son has had a 504 plan (ADHD) since 3rd. His std test scores generally show results in average/low average ability. His actual grades are another story – consistently Ds and Fs in reading, language arts, math, and science.
Currently being evaluated for SLD and OHI and unofficial feedback from school admin is that he is testing “fine” because all of his scores are in the average range. He made it to 6th by the skin of his teeth after all Ds and Fs in 5th. I am worried he will not get the help he needs.
For purposes of the evaluation, how much weight is given to actual grades when standardized test scores are within average range but the student cannot pass his classes?