As if this may have never come up before in a school setting. I think a student teacher needs to have some autonomy to see if they can establish that teacher student relationship so important to being a teacher. If anyone failed in this situation it was the administration in not having some standards or procedures to deal with a state standard being taught by a ST. How can someone LEARN to be a teacher without actually doing what a teacher does? This is why I think all this testing is for the birds. Testing does not equal learning. The real world is not some standardized test.