REED is an acronym for Review of Existing Evaluation Data. The following information about REEDs is excerpted from the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) webpage Review of Existing Evaluation Data Frequently Asked Questions:
A review of existing evaluation data (REED) is the process of looking at a student’s existing data to determine if additional data are needed as part of an initial evaluation (if appropriate) or as part of a reevaluation. Specifically, the group conducting the REED must determine whether further assessments are required to determine:
- Whether the student has or continues to have a disability;
- Whether the student’s present levels of academic achievement needs and related developmental needs have changed;
- Whether the student needs or continues to need special education and related services; and
- Whether the student needs any additions or modification to the special education and related services to meet the measurable annual goals set out in the individualized education program (IEP) and to participate, as appropriate, in the general education curriculum.