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    #62857 12/03/09 09:55 AM
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    I'm struggling to get DSs school to offer him anything extra right now. I'm trying to gather facts to try and prove my case to them.

    DS scored 3.4 standard deviations above the norm on the SB-IV test. The school board tested him and won't release much more information than that. Are there any stastics that I can bring to the school showing that DS scored higher than X amount of children his age?

    I want this because his enrichment teacher (where he's just doing art) told me that basically he's not special because all of her gifted kids are very bright. I'd love to know what the chances are of her having another kid at DSs level this year.

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    Thanks Dottie...this is exactly what I was looking for!

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    "The school board tested him and won't release much more information than that." That to me seems completely wrong! If your child underwent a medical test, wouldn't you be given the complete results? What right do they have to withhold this information from you?


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    Originally Posted by lightheart1
    "The school board tested him and won't release much more information than that." That to me seems completely wrong! If your child underwent a medical test, wouldn't you be given the complete results? What right do they have to withhold this information from you?
    I guess because they gave him the test for free they don't have to give me more information. I called them to get the actual scores when I was applying for DYS and was told that they don't do that because people place too much importance on IQ scores and it could be that my son was having a good day when he took the test.

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    FERPA. You have a right to view all your child's educational records.

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    Originally Posted by Jamie B
    ...it could be that my son was having a good day when he took the test.

    LOL! Well, they wouldn't want to place any importance on the results if it were a good day... crazy

    That is so ridiculous! As if he could guess his way to a score 3 s.d. above the mean...

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    At the very least you have the right to review any and all records in his files. Be sure to request any and all files, including cum, health, IAT, yellow or blue sped.. They cannot keep you from seeing his records and files.

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    Originally Posted by vicam
    At the very least you have the right to review any and all records in his files. Be sure to request any and all files, including cum, health, IAT, yellow or blue sped.. They cannot keep you from seeing his records and files.
    I did request everything and they flat out told me no.

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    FERPA, FERPA, FERPA! wink You may need to mention it specifically.
    http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
    P.S. This is a good link too:
    http://www.fetaweb.com/04/ferpa.summary.htm

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    Thanks Cathy and the school board here seems to be a little difficult to work with...to say the least smile

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