Testing season is upon us in Illinois and many other states. This time of year is frustrating for me as well as my students. I feel for them. My special ed students are required to take their grade level test, even though they are preforming well below grade level. We review the grade level work but often they just can’t remember how to do the work. Or, they know how to do the work but are unable to complete the math problems without the assistance of a calculator or multiplication chart. I wish I could help them but all I can do is offer them moral support….and maybe a piece of candy or two. I just smile and remind them that this will be over soon and that Spring break is just around the corner!