I had a student in my class 3 years ago who needed to be referred for assessment (language, developmental, cognitive, processing, etc). His parents would not consent as they believed (his father in particular) that there was nothing wrong with him. He went into Year 1. The Year 1 teacher met with the parents and said he needed to be assessed and they would not agree to having him assessed. He went into Year 2 and the Year 2 teacher says he needs to be assessed and the parents are still saying no. The gap now between where he is and where he should be continues to widen. Obviously all the teachers involved explained why we were recommending a referral for assessment and what could be expected after assessment. We are now at a stage where teachers feel they have done/are doing all they can but are going to be blamed for this child not being up to Year level standard. It has been suggested that the parent sign a release form which basically states that this is what the school recommends but we (the parents, acknowledge this but) disagree with it. Have you ever had experience with a 'release letter' and if so what did it look like? What things should/shouldn't be included?