- What level do you consider my child to be reading?
- What is my child's fluency (rate/how fast and accuracy) like when reading?
- What is my child's reading rate (words correct per minute) and at what level text?
- How is my child's comprehension? If the school is using the Fountas and Pinnell benchmarking system, how much prompting was required for the comprehension score?
- How does my child's writing compare to grade level standards? Ask for copies of writing samples that include first and final drafts.
- If the school is using the Words Their Way spelling inventories, ask to see the spelling list your child generated and ask for a copy.
- How is my child performing in math compared to the curriculum/grade level expectations?
- Does my child know their math facts or are they still using strategies such as counting on their fingers or using tally marks?
- What do you see as my child's greatest strength in school?
- What is their greatest challenge?
- Is there anything that is not on my child's IEP that you think they need?
Getting organized is another way to help you prepare. The graphic below provides a system as well as tips for what to keep.
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