Can/should all "typical" 3rd graders get straight A's?
This is a question I have been pondering.
My son is finishing up 3rd grade and went from some A's first quarter to all B's and C's in the subsequent 3 quarters. (Well, we haven't seen 4th quarter yet, but at mid-term he had B's and C's)
He has struggled with some focus issues, careless mistake making, and plain old just not getting some concepts.
His teachers have been wonderful and made modifications in the classroom to help him pay better attention and slow down and go back over his work before handing it in. Yet, he still gets the B's and C's.
I have wondered if he should be tested for inattentive type ADHD or anything else. Teachers have not thought he would show any problems through testing, nothing to warrant additional help through the school.
So, my question is, again, should most "typical" 3rd graders be getting mostly A's? It seems like in 3rd grade teachers are still providing a lot of assistance and guidance.
And if a child is not getting A's, do we have reason to believe there is a problem?
I hope I explained what I am looking for well enough. Thanks for any and all insight!