
Case: Math or Reading
A second grade student is a struggling reader, but can complete math facts and problems excellently. When given the formative math assessment, the student failed. He had to read the word problems and he didn't know the words. Should the student be penalized for not knowing the math vocabulary? Or should the teacher read the test to him?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
No, the student should not be penalized. There should be data collected to prove that the student is struggling in reading and therefore, when it comes to processing word problems maybe they could be modified for him. 
