Evaluation Procedures

Upon receiving a referral to assess a student for special education services, the referral review team first determines if a minimum of two pre-intervention strategies have been conducted to alleviate the concern in the general education setting. If these have been completed and have not been successful, the team then invites the child's parents to provide input into assessment plan. Once the parents and team determines the assessment plan and permission is given by the parents for assessment, the team has thirty (30) school days to complete the assessment. If the evaluation indicates that the student is eligible (meets Minnesota criteria for services in a disability area) a team meeting is conducted and an individual education plan is written (IEP) based upon the identified needs of the student.