DS (4.75) reads, we guesstimate, at around a grade 3/4 level. He is skipping K and going into grade 1 next year. My brother is a teacher and has suggested the highly experienced GT lady at his school informally assess DS to find out his exact reading level to give us a better picture of what we are dealing with for next year (she has offered). We don't plan to IQ test until 6 or 7 since the school didn't require it. Do you think this would be useful? I assume his school will want to do it and it will be higher by next year anyway, given the leaps in the last 6 months. I trust my brother but don't know if this offer is fascination on her part or just because she has known my brother for years and feels it will really help.