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lovelylady
lovelylady asks:
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How do I write a letter to the Board of Education? What can I do about school trying to retain my fifth grader?

MY CHILD DIDN'T PASS THE CRCT TEST IN GA .EVEN IF SHE PASSED ALL HER CLASSES ALL YEAR THEY ARE STILL TELLING ME SHE MUST BE RETAINED IN THE FIFTH GRADE .PLEASE TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO ? WHAT EVER HAPPEN TO THE LAW OF NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND !!
In Topics: Working with school administrators, State education standards, Single parent families
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi, In case you are still seeking guidance around this situation...

Before writing a letter to the Board of Education, I recommend learning as much as you can about the state regulation regarding grade retention and testing.

The Georgia Department of Education has a variety of online information you might review: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/

There is a page dedicated to the CRCT that includes contact information for a CRCT specialist who may be able to help you:  http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_testing.aspx?PageReq=CI_TESTING_CRCT

I also did a search on the department's site for "fifth grade retention policy," and it appears that you have a right to have your child re-tested and, if she fails again, to appeal the decision to retain her. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a unique URL for the search results, but if you type "fifth grade retention policy" in the "AskDOE" search box, you'll find the same articles with related information.

I'm including below some additional resources that may also be helpful to you in this situation. Good luck!

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