Dear Kim, I get it. You should be proud of the results you help the student achieve.Dear Gilman, Three years ago I had a child walk into my class that could not identify letters of the alphabet. By year'send he could read at a first grade level. That is almost 2 full yr's growth. Yet according to grade level standards , he was still way below. This makes lots of sense to ane in the teahing field!
However, if this student was part of a regular, mainstream classroom setting....well, one has to ask how many good students were ignored due to the extra time required for the student you mention. It would appear that this child should be in a special class for kids with learning issues....a class that would not be subject to the test standards.