|Child Find/ Referral||Referral of a child for evaluation may be formal or informal; may come from parents or from the LEA.|
|Evaluation||Multi-disciplinary, non-biased, comprehensive battery of tests and other evaluation procedures. At least once every three years, a group shall review existing data and identify any additional needed data. Written parent consent is required to conduct evaluation assessments.|
|Team reviews assessment of diagnostic data and determines that the child is qualified for special education based on test results. Team determines the disability classification for the child.|
|IEP Meeting||Individualized Educational Program (IEP) developed by team. Must be reviewed at least yearly, but any team member, including the parents, may request a meeting as needed.|
|Placement||Team decides placement in the least restrictive environment based on the IEP annually. Parent signature required.|
|Ongoing Evaluation||Team meets to evaluate the child’s total special education program and progress at least yearly. (Teacher evaluates daily as the child works on IEP goals.)|
Remember the team
always includes the parents!