Ok, I'm just getting over my shock. Jumper couldn't read at eight and had an IEP and she still struggles in her grades at school. She ended up with a B and three C's. The math C was a D until the last two days. She did extra credit. She says she doesn't understand math. Her pre-ACT score testing that they take in high school were below average. So we had a long neuropsychologist test in which Tom and I also had to fill out three long forms each. Today neuropsychologist called me. He told me she tested normal or above normal (but mostly normal) in every single area. She does not have ADD either according to him. She could pay attention. She is not impulsive. She has an average IQ. She has no signs of mental illness and seems "delightful." So why isn't she doing better in school? He said the one area she kept on coming short on, both in her long, long school records and while testing was her effort. She apparently is not taking advantage of her homework study hall and before/after 1-1 teacher help. Grrrrrrrrrrr. She told us she was. Of course, sports take up a lot of time after school. Taking them away from her won't help...it will only depress her. But she can go to the before school help, even if she has to miss after school help. Kids don't go at both times anyway. We also talked about her extreme test anxiety so she will be seeing a counselor. He said she needs one...nobody super-special, just somebody who will help her feel better about her ability to learn and not to freak out during tests. Ok, we will. Do I believe it? I'm not sure. Jumper is ademant that she is trying as hard as she can. But she constantly tests the same exact way. That's why they took away her IEP. He said she is NOT learning disabled. Right now Jumper is at basketball camp and hub and I are going to talk to her when she gets home. We are going to talk to her in a helpful way, not critical, but we are letting her know we are going to check to make sure she goes all out to get the help available to her. And she will have to go to counseling or no sports (yes, if she refused counseling THEN we'd take away her sports, but she may roll her eyes at the idea...still she will agree to go). I'm really nervous about this. She couldn't read at eight, but now she keeps testing as if she has no learning issues at all (in spite of sub-par grades). She's still getting tutoring this summer. I'm really nervous about the coming year and I'm so confused and...stunned. Oh, yeah. Her memory tested normal too. What's the deal??? He told me this is very rare. Kids brought into his clinic almost never test out as normal in all areas. Lucky me! I mean, I AM lucky, but...now what? She's STILL behind in school. He said he thinks she should still keep her 504 because her grades are behind her ability.