Thanks to Joe Bower for posting this.
My wife and I spent 25 minutes last night having just this conversation with my son’s grade 1 teacher last night.
It was great to hear that he is doing well and is progressing at a rate that is normal for his age. But the real point is that his teacher based her comments on her personal experience of sitting with my son and having him read to her. It wasn’t based on a number in a spreadsheet…she didn’t even have a spreadsheet in front of her.