I've been loving your help on the ESL issue and I still need some more insight.
Here's the situation.
Our son has been here 6 years. His spoken and receptive language are fine. But he really cannot read or write. We are pretty convinced that he is dyslexic and that he has a reading and a learning disability.
However, because he ONLY tests at a 2.5 on the Woodcock Johnson Muñoz test the conclusion is that it is his English that is the problem. However, I conclude that if he has had ESl services for 6 years and is still testing just beyond what a newcomer to the country would test, that it is a LEARNING disability that is affecting his reading and writing.
What' I'm hoping to find is a journal article that would tell me what the average Woodcock Johnson Muñoz test score would be after 5 or 6 years in the country.
All of your insight has been helpful. Keep it coming.