So.... this may be long sorry!
My DD11 is in year 6.
Halfway through year 3 she started to struggle with maths but ended up getting a C at the end of year 3. Year 4 she struggled and got a D....she also started to struggle with English and comprehension although ended year 4 with a C.
Last year (year 5) she struggled all year with both maths and english and ended up getting Ds all the way through. Science though got a B.
Year 5 we got a tutor for her for maths. Her tutor is a primary teacher on maternity leave and is utterly wonderful with her. In about week 6 or 7 of term 4 her maths tutoring started all coming together, but as there was no more assessments it was not seen on 'paper'.
In year 5 she was assessed by the school speech pathologist and was found to be on the low end of average for comprehension although her vocab was above average. The conclusion was maybe she doesn't visualise when she reads. A program was put in place but I think she stayed about the same.
Currently....her tutor is now helping her with both maths and english. Tutor says she can see that DD knows the maths as required by the curriculum up to the end of year 5.
I got a call from the learning support teacher that they want DD to sit the WISC test. They are especially interested in the results for working memory and processing.
My concerns are that the test ends up with an IQ score that will follow her to high school. Whatever the score is....I would be happier if they could just do components of the test that apply to working memory and processing, but I don't think this can be done.
My next concern is I think DD has test anxiety (she has been doing an online anxiety program which has helped a little) and that this will have a negative impact on any test she has. Given that the outcome of this test will got with her to high school it bothers me.
Am I overthinking this all? Help!!