Thanks for the feedback--I too was a never-challenged kid in school until I got to college (and realized I had never learned to learn...it wasn't pretty).
The SET meeting went pretty well...I think. They actually suggested an IEP, which I hear is kind of hard to get for a kid who is already in the above average range. Had to talk them down from all sorts of dictation assistive technology (as in..."he's already half way through a keyboard program...wouldn't he be better served by by allowing him to type instead of installing a bunch of dictation devices?"). They want to do a bit more testing on writing skills and do a OT consult with the district OT (we just had him privately evaluated by an OT). All in all, an ok--even supportive--experience.
BUT, despite lots of talk about how bright this kid was (one of the highest WISC IV verbal scores the school psych had ever seen, so they said), they're not sure he would qualify for gifted services, which uses an OLSAT score or a full scale IQ score (which brings ds down under the cut off line, due to his 27th percentile score on processing.)
Ooops--just re-read 'mom-to-pony-girl's statement...I'll have to look into that.
I have mixed feelings about the gifted thing anyway, but I sure am tired of him doing fractions at school when he's starting algebra two at home. It's just that the school keeps saying 'sure...he's a TAG kid...sure, he'll qualify..." then he DOESN'T (on the OLSAT or the state achievement tests...he's always just under the wire by a percent point or two) and the school keeps giving him sixth grade math (he scored 'exceptional' in their sixth grade math assessment for him LAST SPRING...so even by their own measurement he needs to move on)...so, I suppose that now that we're moving forward on the IEP I'm just finding one more thing to complain about. Sorry for whining!