I've a student who I've been struggling with all year. She's very low in everything, often doesn't seem to know what is going on around her. Socially, she's fine and has her circle of friends, but even in that she's the "ditz" if I may say so. The trouble is that she is ESL, so everything has been geared toward her struggle being a language barrier. But she's moved up on the ESL chart as of last assessment, can hold her own in English, etc. But the ESL interventions came first. We've been doing other interventions with her, and nothing really works. So, here at the tail end of 2nd grade, it looks like she is going to be assessed for Special Education. I think I'm just looking for reassurance here. I hope our school's team can find ways to get her the specific help she needs, but third grade seems a tough time to be at the "catch up" point. I've never had this experience before. I guess I'm asking if I can reasonably expect her to be okay next year or is she "doomed"?