Just wondering what would happen in other schools... Student comes in to 2nd grade from private school. Can not read, does not know all the letter sounds, any writing is just strings of letters not really phonetically related to what he's trying to spell. Retention was recommended previously; parents chose to change schools. SPED testing shows a discrepancy between ability and achievement, but not much is glaringly obvious. After 2 months of school, student has learned to read and spell most pre-primer words, a few primer words, and is at a guided reading level B. In your school, what would happen next? How much would the teacher accommodate/modify? Would this student go to 3rd grade next year or repeat 2nd? How much progress would the student need to make to go on?