This is the second year using the HM series for reading. I really like it.However the book tests are very long and take forever to administer. The majority of the students do fine. I have two that scored very low. They simply could not read the material. They are low in class but are progressing- not as quickly as the rest of the class. Should I pass them or should they repeat first grade if they are not reading as the rest of the class. They can read the stories and the worksheets. The tests are way too hard. What can I do? They go to reading resource every day.