I teach 5th grade, and my students range from 2nd grade up to a high 4th grade level. We have the Wilson Program, though I am not trained on it. Our reading specialists use this program with low students in pk-3, and our 4 & 5 graders are left out, unless their teacher's trained in this. In VA we have been told that we are not allowed to use the reading accomodation for our reading portion of our SOL test. So my question is: how do I get my low readers up to a 5th grade reading level by the end of May (I know that is unrealistic, but that's what the state seems to expect) ? My mentor told me to keep doing what I am doing. Our sp.ed department doesn't meet until the end of this month, but I really want to know what I can do Now to help my students. Are any of your states mandating this change as well and/or what do you do instead of the read-aloud accomodation for the reading portion of your state assessment test?