While I am not a supporter of high stakes testing because of the needless pressures it causes our children, I was extremely proud when I received the letter of congratulations from my son's school stating that he had passed his end of grade test in reading.
Like so many children with #disabilities, no one had really expected him to do well. He had been written off. On his last quarterly benchmark he had scored a 35%, an entire 18 point drop from his previous assessment.
My only words of support to him going into the test was "Just do the best that you can." Well, the moral of this story is to never give up on your children even when the situation looks bleak.
No one should ever define who our children are...their possibilities are just as unlimited as children without disabilities.