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ERIC Number: ED533965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation: What Does It Mean for Your Child? Alliance Action Information Sheets
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers
Evaluation is a process that helps parents and schools determine whether a child has a disability. Under IDEA a "child with a disability" is one who qualifies for special education and related services. A child cannot receive special education without an evaluation. Evaluation is completed in all areas of suspected disability. The process gathers information from a variety of sources about a child's functioning and development. It looks at the child's strengths and needs. It may examine cognitive, academic, behavioral, physical, and other developmental factors. Evaluation includes information provided by the parents. The information gathered through evaluation is used to: (1) determine whether a child has a disability; and (2) determine educational needs. This paper presents information about evaluation.
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers. Available from: PACER Center. 8161 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55437. Tel: 888-248-0822; Tel: 952-838-9000; Fax: 952-838-0199; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ALLIANCE National Parent Technical Assistance Center at PACER
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act