Vent: My DS (10) is a wonderful, smart, able boy. He is in 5th grade. He is reading on a 2nd grade level and is doing math on a mid-1st grade level. This week is state testing. In our state, they test on grade level, not on ability level. So, yes people. He has to take the 5th grade test. This is material he has never been exposed to and does not know anything about. Questions: How do they do it in your area? And, what do you think? I hate this and it's not fair. Let's just set the kids up to fail why don't we?