Hi all, I already know the answer to this, but how do I write an email nicely and ask teachers/school to review IEP and/or meet with me when all I want to do is call them a bunch of bumbling idiots?? My ds has IEP that was put in place end of last school year (so just in May 08) for help in school because of learning disability/reading problems in particular. Today he comes home with a language arts test they gave him. Which he says he took with his Learning Support teacher. Anyway, he got a 56% on it. I looked at it and went "HUH??" He should be having the comprehension/plot/and specific story question parts read to him and asked in some different ways because he knows the answers when he just reviewed it with me. It was about a story from his reading text which he cannot read by himself with-o struggling and taking 2 hrs to finish. It also had on it spelling and alphabetical order he had to circle the correct one. Well, those are some of his other areas of weakness. He cannot just look at a word and know what it is sometimes. He has to compare letter for letter and this takes extra time. He completely skipped the writing part-cause HE HATES WRITING! Agg, it is getting me boiling just to write this. The only part he did well on was the vocabulary cause he is good at big words and understanding their meanings. Anyway, I then also find out that his spelling pre-tests that he completes and gets 100% and I thought he was doing excellent on, he is NOT doing by himself. He gets guidance on the correct spelling! And also, there was a "Learner Survey" worksheet he did on his learning style. What a waste of 20min or so. I printed out stuff and told them his learning style last year. I would presume it's in his folder. So needless to say I am very confused at these teachers interpretation of his IEP. How do I calm down enough to write a clear and concise email requesting a review of his IEP and refrain from calling them idiots??