I posted on another board and was advised that posting here may be helpful. I am finishing my first year homeschooling my 6th grade daughter (she will be in 7th grade in 3 weeks). She has a congenital brain injury and is on the Autism Spectrum (very high functioning). We just got her Iowa test results and she did very very poorly in reading/reading comprehension. She did well in math, vocab, punctuation. Not as well in science and history (which I attribute to the reading issue). She has taken Iowa's every year since kindergarten at the private school she was in prior to being homeschooled. She has always scored lower in reading, but this year did even worse. This is something I have been working on with her, and she has improved. Except that is not what is showing on her standardized test. I am really at a loss as to how best to help her. Continue what I am doing doesn't seem like enough. i don't want her losing more ground.
These test results have upset me. My daughter says she is learning more, challenged more, and is doing more with me than she did at her old school. I SEE so much progress in every area. But these test results are making me upset and doubt my ability. But I do intend to take them and make sure she gets the additional help she needs.
Please give any and all advice you can. I welcome it. I don't know where to go. Oh, one kind parent sent me a link to "The phonic's Page" and recommended starting there with an assessment. So I definitely will.