With school fast approaching I'm remembering all the aggravation I had last year when my son was in kindergarten. Everyone is saying that a school can't refuse an evaluation. but that is exactly what they did to us twice. We did everything correctly, in writing. Met with the child study team where they promptly dismissed our concerns. I requested prior written notice which they did send to me. They say there is no reason to evaluate him. I am not completely in the dark about things as I worked in Special Education. for 6 years. But since they just flat out refused I don't know what my next step is-should I get an advocate? I know things will go downhill quickly once he starts school,especially since he will now be there a full day. Some of the behavior problems at school are-not staying in seat,interrupting others,running around the classroom, jumping off chairs,demanding constant attention from the teacher and the worst is his hitting other kids. These are all complaints I have gotten from the teacher. As far as academically I see alot of problems as well. He is probably the oldest kid in his class as he turns 7 right after school starts. He does not recognize about 1/2 of the alphabet,can't identify numbers after 9, can only count to about 20, cannot read AT ALL, and can't even write his namecorrectly since they introduced lowercase letters. The teacher says this is acceptable, I tend to disagree. What should I do?HELP!