My son is 8yo in second grade should be in third but retained in first grade. At his first school which became Title 1 while he was attending things went south.During the first 2wks of school he wasn't doing well in reading & not on task. I asked for him to be evaluated.They lead me to believe he was till I asked for paperwork and found out it was never done.I emailed all over the place for help meantime my son was place in non verbal autistic classroom to help with his behavior.Someone from school district called me & he spoke with school to slap them on the hand for total mess up.They did his evaluation towards the end of the school year but wouldn't have results till school started again is what I was told.So needless to say my son was retained.Following school year the results are he has a high IQ and doesn't qualify for IEP.I bring up the fact that his reading/comprehension scores are very low but no help offered.He went thru 1st grade a second time but still with low scores in reading.Florida can't retain more than once in 1st grade so he was passed.1st and 2nd grade to pass has to pass reading standardized testing.Since school Title I we had school choice so I transferred him to another school with an "A" grade.During summer break paid a University to evaluate our son to confirm Dyslexia.It was confirmed but now Bipolar Type 2 was discovered.In August when school started gave copies of evaluation & long sad story of interaction with previous school.This new school offered to help us and seemed promising till now.Mind you we are now in March and about a couple of weeks back I get the forms for IEP evaluation to start.I am told what I provided is not taken into account because not one of their evaluation people rather its considered private.Would have loved to know that back in August.My son has received 2 report cards & teacher's conference indicates will be retained again.I am running out of energy to fight this system.All I know my son will be crushed if retained because he and his younger brother will be in same grade.He excels in all except reading. I NEED ALOT OF HELP TO FIGURE OUT THIS PUZZLED CALLED IEP OR JUST HELP FOR HIM. Thanks for listening.