Please somebody walk me through the system. I have a 15yo 8th grade sped kid who tests at a 5th grade level in math on district assessment tests and continues to score below basic on state mandated testing every year. What is considered adequate yearly progress under NCLB laws or state laws or district laws (and does that vary) and does a school district have any control over what curriculum gets taught in the schools. For whatever reason, my son is not making progress in math. At what point do we say - let's stop beating this horse and move on to something else? I think my son is tired of doing the same kind of work and has been asking his teacher for extra credit materials. He's excited about learning pre-algebra and willingly does the extra credit worksheets. The school continues teaching basic computation skills that he either can't learn or can't show he knows. How do I get the school to move forward in the curriculum? If I can't, what are my options. My gut feeling is that he could be doing more, but I just can't be sure. Thanks for your guidance.