Evaluations: SCHOOL SAYS NO 60 DAY TIMELINE ON EVAL REQUEST

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Ali:  My son has had a speech IEP since 2013 but was never given any psychological testing. We requested a psychological evaluation on 9/2/15 but the school psychologist stated that she does not have to do it within 60 days. He is experiencing some deficiencies in Math/Writing. Any way to expedite this process?

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Chuck

Some districts & states take the position that if a student is currently under an IEP & additional testing is requested that the 60 day timeline does not apply. IDEA regs do not address this issue. My suggestion is to send a written request to the sp ed office requesting the testing & explaining the deficiencies that you are seeing. Document the psychologist’s comments. The state’s dispute resolution options are available to you.