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I am sorry to hear about the trouble your nehew is having in school. If a child is not academically ready to move on to the next grade, he will have a worse time of it if they move him up to the next grade. With respect to having difficulties on a social level, your nephew is at a very difficult age and all children have social difficulties between the ages of eleven and fourteen or fifteen. Your nephew's parents should demand that the school test your nephew to determine if he is academically ready to move on to the next grade and if the tests prove he is ready, then they would not have any basis on which to rest their argument inn fighting the school and the District. If the tests prove that your nephew is not academically ready to proceed on to the next level, then your nephew's parent can fight the school and the District on the academic issue, Whether or not your nephew is ready to move to high school, his parents should take your nephew to a child psychologist to help him get over his fears and anxieties caused by the school setting. Child psychologists are specially trained to identify what causes these fears in children of his age and help the children work through it. I am sure that your nephew will do very well in both situations.
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Would testing be the same as the ISTEP test that they take every year or is it a different test?
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