We had the initial request for new testing in October. The testing told us nothing. Request for independent testing met with resistance. Formal FBA not done. Request for time with a reading specialist met with the statement that the reading teacher is highly qualified and works with small groups of students. My son turned and looked at the Special Education. supervisor and said that that was not true. Her response was to say, well he would refuse to work with her. She went on to say that there were other kids in the room who are only on a kinder level. This is ninth grade. my question is why are they not providing intensive reading help for these kids. They kept saying well he can go for tutoring after school. That is not intensive one on one reading intervension. The ard was tabled until march 19. The advocate was aghast about the hostility towards my son.