I took my 5 year old son in for kinder. round up and then again for kinder testing. They were supposed to test their physical ability and mental and cognative abilities. They told me they would have to walk a balance beam and skip as part of thier physical testing and do numbers and abc's for the mental part. And they put 20 kids together in one room at the same time to do the testing..well...i got the test results back and they said they didnt reccomend him for kindergarten, he needed more preschool... i was FURIOUS! my son knows his abc's and can count to 20(wich is more than the requirement for Kinder.) Plus i asked him if they did the balance beam, skipping part, and some of the parts for the mental testing and he said NO. they took all the parents into a different room, we werent allowed to watch, so i dont know what happened... after all is said and done i have the final say so and he IS going to kindergarten! I guess i just dont know what else they want from him. i am furious and ticked off that they expect 5 year olds to be perfect when they go to kindergarten. I am proud to say that i try hard to teach my kids at home, i work with them all the time..they are smart kids.. i just dont understand.. do i have a right to feel this way. i mean, my son isnt perfect, but he is most definatley prepared for kindergarten.. I set up a conference about this.. what do i say? O by the way my mother-in-law has a teaching degree and she said he is most definaltey ready for kindergarten...advice please?... UPDATE: I had a conference with the Kinder. teacher and she told me that he is TOTALLY ready for kindergarten! she said she didnt know why i was told otherwise... I took my MIL with me and she asked a whole bunch of questions i would have never thought of asking.. but the teacher was really nice and explained everything to me... she said she didnt care what i was told before, "that kids is most definatley ready for school, there is no need to keep him out of kindergarten!"... I walked away very pleased with all questions answered, except for why i was told he wasnt ready in the first place, she was totally confused about that one!.. thanks for all the support and opinions guys, i really appreciate it!