I don't know where else to go or what to do so I'm hoping someone here can help me! My daughter is currently in 2nd grade. She attempted 2nd grade last year and struggled so much we followed the schools advice last year and placed her back in a 1st grade classroom. She did great! When she started 2nd grade this year, her teacher was out on maternity leave until the beginning of November. We had a long term sub who was very good at communicating with me if she was struggling on certain concepts. If she noticed that she missed a lot of questions in a certain area of a test, she would have her retake it and would take the average of the 2 scores. She had an empty desk that sat next to hers that my daughter could go sit at to work anytime she felt uneasy about her work which she would often do. She would have some focus issues here and there but I was concerned that there were many problems with her struggling and needing the teachers help so often. Her grades however, remained at A's and B's. I asked the school to have her retested (they did testing with her the 1st round of 1st grade) because I felt something is there hindering her learning. The 1st round of testing showed ADHD (and a speech impairment with Blended letters, S, L, and TH) so she is on medication for the ADHD but there just seemed like something wasn't adding up. Her actual teacher returned the beginning of November and things have dramatically changed. Her testing results showed learning disabilities in Decoding, Reading Fluency, Dyslexia, and an Anxiety Disorder along with her ADHD. I had an IEP meeting with the school to determine what we could do to help her. We decided to cut back her spelling words, 10 instead of 20. (Spelling is her worst subject as she doesn't say words correctly so she doesn't hear them correctly to try to sound them out.) She is enrolled in the RTI program (I'm really not sure what exactly that does). She is in remediation as well as a resource room where she gets extra one on one help. It has been about 3 weeks since that meeting. I went in and talked to the teacher on Monday and she said she is doing fine in class. On Wednesday evening, I pulled her grades up online to see if these changes have helped. Her grades are currently C's and even a U/F in Math which is her strongest subject! I was floored! Obviously, she is NOT doing fine! So, On Thursday, I go talk to her teacher again. I tell her I'm concerned about my daughters grades. She says let me pull them up and look at them. She notices the C, C, and U in the 3 Major areas of learning as if it was news to her. I ask what we can do to help her because something isn't working. She says she will talk to the principal because she can't think of anything else they can do for her. I ask her about retesting sections and taking the average and she said she won't do that because she needs accurate depictions of her work to show the special education department or they won't do anything. We had previously discussed verbal testing, putting the empty desk back next to her desk, as well as other suggestions that seemed to work with the sub...none of which she has ever tried. I spoke to the principal and he said it was the first he was hearing of her grades dropping (of course it is because I brought it to her teacher's attention) and that he would talk to her teacher. I go in Friday morning (Today) and see the principal who says he has her teacher gathering data and he will give me a call and set up a meeting for next week but that she had some good ideas. I then go see the teacher to see how a test went on Thursday. She says at this point there is nothing else the school can do for her that they aren't already doing. (Not the impression I got from the principal)! She said the only thing she can do is make a list of the areas for us to work on at home. What do I do?? She comes home from school and we immediately start on homework. We are often doing homework until 8 and 9 o'clock. It is like a chore to get her to do the work. I have to ask many questions and hee-haw around the answers so that i'm not just giving her the answers. I often write the answers down as she is explaining to me what to do (what do you do first? Then what do you do? What's the final answer?) So I know she understands the process. I don't know what else to do! I haven't even started on the grading and points system! Someone help! I'm about ready to pull her out altogether!