Nothing like getting a report card and IEP in the same week, and they contradict each other, AND ignore all the assessments that have been done (the IEP only ignores most of it. The report card blatantly ignores ALL of it).
I seriously think my head is going to explode. I need to come down before writing a CALM and COLLECTED and CONCISE letter to the classroom teacher and the resource teacher (oh, and probably the principal) that we need to meet again, because clearly, we are not all on the same page.
Those of you who are teachers... do you read this shit? Really? Do you even care? Or are you just there to see who fits nicely into your marking rubric and if you don't, well you don't give a rats ass if there is a stack of paperwork explaining why it's not appropriate to have that expectation for this learner. In our "system" there are trained psychologists in the board for whom it is their sole job to read reports and explain them to the teacher. This was supposed to happen before Christmas. We're now well into MARCH. So either the board has not educated this teacher, or the teacher just doesn't get it.
Square peg, meet round hole. We deny the existence of square pegs, and will continue to insist that you conform to our round hole. We will penalize you when you do not fit our round hole, and insist that you are just not working hard enough to be round.
Because clearly, this bell curve here shows that all pegs are round.
I know several of you here have spec ed qualifications, and others have kids on the spectrum. Anyone here with an LD kid? I desperately need to feel like I'm not alone.