As a teacher, we are more worried about social and emotional readiness. Academics will come- its harder if student is not at the same social and emotional level as the other students. I don’t have a clear picture of how she is doing in those categories- just that she struggled last year. But I would ask: how does she do interacting with other kiddos, how does she handle her emotions, is she able to verbalize her needs and feelings when upset? I would be more inclined to put her in Kindergarten (but that’s only based on the little info you’ve given- I don’t know the whole story).
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