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ERIC Number: ED534078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Special Education: Evaluation and Reevaluation. Alliance Action Information Sheets
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers
Before a child receives special education or related services, he or she must have an evaluation. The evaluation will help determine if a child needs special education. A parent or a member of the school staff may make the request for an evaluation. The child's parent must give consent in writing for the first evaluation. The evaluation will include information from parents, assessments (tests), medical concerns, and interviews with parents and school staff. If a child already receives special education, he or she must be re-evaluated to show if there is still a need for special education, and to address any new needs that arise. A reevaluation should not occur more than once a year, unless the parent and the school district agree that one is needed. Every child must have a reevaluation at least once every three years, unless the parent and the school district agree that it is not needed. This paper presents information on evaluation and reevaluation.
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