Seven of my students did not pass their standardized test in math on the 2nd try. We have a third try coming up in mid-May. This group of students are so low in math and they really do continue to make progress; it just wasn't enough. I am considering calling each of their parents and inviting their children to a free tutoring session after school once or twice per week to prepare for the test. However, I was feeling a bit strange about it. For example, parents may ask why they're not just learning it in class/why I'm not teaching it in class. (The reason being, of course, that we have much more to cover in our math lessons and have to move on.) Or maybe they think that 4th grade seems a bit early for study sessions. Or they might feel like, if THAT many students in my class failed, I must be a horrible teacher. What are your thoughts? Does this seem like an appropriate activity to offer? Has anyone done something like this before? Is it ok to offer this only to these specific kids and not the rest of the class?