I know that there is already several threads on this topic, but none seem to fit my situation, so I would like to add one more. As my name states, I am a military mom. My 7 year old son has already been to three seperate schools because of frequent moving. Recently my son's teacher has stated that there is a possibility that my son will be retained in first grade. He is on-level in all of his subjects except for reading. He is now at an indepenant 10. He needs to be at level 16 to go on to second grade. Since they go by 2's, that is 3 levels. By the end of the year, (four weeks), they predict him to be a 14. He did not start school early and he does not have any disabilities. We have had his eyes checked as well and he does not need glasses. My husband is dead set against him being retained and I personally do not think that is needed either. He doesn't have any maturity issues. I want to do what is best for my child and any and all opinions will be greatly appreciated.