Yesterday, the Mississippi State Senate voted to kill House Bill 745. This bill would provide an exemption for public schools students with special needs to be promoted to fourth grade if they are meeting the requirements of their IEPs but do not meet the cut score on the high stakes standardized reading test. It would also make the current school year the baseline assessment year for all third grade students, delaying for one year retentions based solely on the state reading test.
Today, I took a stand for my child with special needs!!
The following is my strongly worded letter I sent to my senators.