My daughter has ADHD and an IQ just above mild mental retardation. In the past, she has been allowed test re-takes. Only the re-take grade was recorded.
Now, In the fourth grade, the special ed teacher insists that the two grades should be averaged. I think if she masters the skills, even with help, her grade should reflect that.
Before she got help, my daughter hated school. She has made progress toward getting to grade-level. The teachers say she works very hard and is well behaved. She gets upset at any grade below a B.
I'm really afraid that this new grading method will hurt my daughter's self-esteem and discourage her to the point of giving up.
When I asked the Special ed teacher via email whether this was negotiable her reply was 'no.' I've already asked for an IEP meeting, but I'm afraid I won't get anywhere.
Can anyone offer advice? Do you think I'm being unreasonable?