|Special Ed Referral Process|
Pre-Referral to Special Education
Step One: When a teacher, parent, or staff memeber believes that a student may be in need of additional education services, he or she should bring the relevant information/data to the attention of the district by alerting the school team. The school team may:
The following activities may help the team to determine what the student's needs are:
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Referral for Special Education Evaluation
When the school receives a Referral for Evaluation/Special Services, a team meeting including the parents must be held. Parents must be informed of this referral using the form, Parent Notification For Special Education Referral. Evaluation in all suspected areas of disability is required.
Step Two in Referral Process:
The next step in the process is to review existing data including:
The third step requires the team to determine if additional data is needed.
If YES…Team plans the evaluation and gives Prior Notice About Evaluation /Consent for Evaluation forms to parents concerning the evaluation plan.
If NO…..Team provides Prior Notice About Evaluation/Consent for Evaluation that no additional data are needed and provides information to the parent that they may request assessment if they think it is needed.
A case manager will be appointed to coordinate the special education referral and subsequent evaluation process. The team evaluator (or case manager) must obtain the following completed forms for the district from the parent or legal guardian:
Purpose of Evaluation
The purpose of the special education evaluation or reevaluation is to determine:
Eligibility for special education services (or continuing eligibility) and student’s
educational needs which include the following: