Refer to this thread to see what I'm talking about: http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=20391 Summer school is over on tomorrow and Ive had a talk with one of the principals and she's saying that they want to speak with me and hear what I think. Now I'm at this crossroad again. To retain or not. I've got tonight to think about it before my meeting in the morning. She basically states that although his reading is fine, he has considerable trouble with math and finishing assignments. She stated that they can test him for a learning disability (I asked if they could do this before and they said maybe I should go to my doctor which I did and she didn't see anything medically wrong with him). I'm 50/50 on this decision now. He has barely passed the standards for getting into the third grade. I asked the teacher would anything be done differently for his case and she stated that he would have a new teacher and her style would be different. That was about it. the curriculum would be the same. I think he needs considerable help but then I don't want to keep him back if all it will take on my end is some really good tutoring help in math. Please help again with any suggestions on questions that I should be asking before my meeting tomorrow. Thanks again everyone for all of your help.