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What You Should Know About Evaluations

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ISSN: 1538-320
March 13, 2018

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Your school system is required to fully evaluate any child who may need special education services "in all areas related to the suspected disability."

The law about evaluations is in 20 U.S.C. 1414(a) (b) and (c) and in the special education regulations 34 C.F.R. Part 300.

If your child has a disability, you need objective information about his strengths, weaknesses, and needs before making decisions about his educational program. This information is available from tests.

Step #4: Your Child's Evaluations

IEP Series Review: Step #1     #2    #3

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you learn about the importance of using tests and assessments to make wise decisions about your child's special education program. Find out about your right to request an evaluation, and the responsibility the school has to evaluate your child.

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Does the Law Require the School to Test Your Child?

The school says testing is not needed when the child's teachers are providing accommodations and modifications. This is incorrect.

Pam Wright answers questions about what should happen when a parent wants a child tested for special ed services, but the school doesn't want to evaluate.


What You Should Know About Evaluations

  • Your school must evaluate in all areas related to the suspected disability.
  • Your school must notify you first and obtain parental consent.
  • You must be part of the team that makes decisions after evaluations are complete.


Comprehensive Evaluations - Roadmap to the Future

If you want to:

  • see your child's needs clearly
  • know what the school should provide

you need present levels that are accurate, current, comprehensive, and based on objective test data.


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