Thursday, September 02, 2010

My Inclusion Boy

Math isn't the only subject my little Inclusion Boy couldn't get it together for on exams. He had the same problems in English.

Inclusion Boy did not pass the English regents in June.although his work in the class was phenomenal. His teacher and the other students in the class adored him. She graded him based on what he produced. In other words, she used alternate assessments. She rewarded him with a 90 in that class.

Summer school teacher was upset when she saw the grade he had received in English the previous semester. She felt the grade was very inflated and did not represent what he could produce. She felt the grade gave him a false sense of accomplishment. It took me quite a while to convince her that ISS means different assessments and the teacher graded him correctly.

Back to Inclusion Boy and the regents. This young man worked harder than any student the summer school teacher had ever seen. In fact, he was the most diligent student she ever taught. She constantly told him to ask his resource room teacher for extra help. (No comment here.)

I just got off the phone with the English teacher and HE PASSED! I am so happy for him. I volunteered to help him with geometry over the summer and even offered to be his reader and writer, but was not taken up on the offer. He didn't need to.  HE PASSED ON HIS OWN!
I'm going to send him a congratulatory e-mail right now.

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