HI I have two IEP meetings next week. I am concerned about getting measurable goals (thank you Martie and Sheila). My oldest struggles in writing and math, while my youngest has issues with reading comprehension (didn't meet state testing expectations, among other things), writing and math (just about everything). I would like them them to test achievement levels after, what, say, 3 months using some nationally normed test. (would w-J be appropriate?) what if they say they can't test that often because it will skew the test? I am trying to get both of my kids put in study hall class to get their homework done--which the school will be quite willing to do-- but I have serious reservations about whether the kind of aid and supervision they get will be adequate. My youngest in particular seems to need a lot of one on one supervision to get anything done. Also my oldest son's depression and anxiety has lessened a fair amount (thanks to medication). He is now in 7th grade. His learning disabilities are therefore more evident (trouble copying, major issues with spelling, handwriting, learning math facts). He has what seems to me to be dyslexic characteristics, though he seems to read at grade level with good comprehension. He was last tested in 2nd grade by neuropsychologist, who didn't say anything specific about dyslexia. I think since then he has had one round of achievement testing only. I am wondering if he should have the full round of neuropsychologist testing again or whether it will just say what we already know. Even if he has these problems, if there aren't specific interventions for them, then I am not sure what good it will do. The school district doesn't have any difficulty qualifying him. In fact they are quite willing to grant all sorts of modifications and accommodations (based in part because our goal has been to get him to attend school full-time, which we finally achieved this year) to the point that I am worried because I think he may be headed towards a modified diploma in HS which I would like to avoid. They are quite willing to do whatever doesn't cost them new $$, lol. Finally, is it only my school district that doesn't believe in dyslexia? Special Education person (who I thought was quite knowledgeable) told another mom with a severely dyslexic kid that dyslexia is a private psychologist label. Its actually listed as a Learning Disability (LD) in IDEA regs from what I have found. Have you ever heard of this? Is there a good rebuttal? Anywhere, sorry for the laundry list of concerns but I really want to make sure I am not missing something here.