my HG+ DS8 started off the school year with a total inability to spell, total reluctance to read ... and although his lexile was 392, which is average for 2nd grade, I knew he just wasn't leaping ahead as from all other evidence he could.

He just did his final Lexile assessment ... and he had jumped 500 points!!!! to 865 and mostly memorized how to spell ... and now even though he doesn't read much other than Foxtrot and Calvin and Hobbes at home, it's all good!