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12 12, 2018

What Can I Do if I Think the School’s Evaluation is Wrong?

2019-05-20T14:16:33-05:00

Ask for an Independent Evaluation If you think the school’s evaluation does not accurately measure your child’s need for special education, you may get an independent education evaluation (IEE) at your own expense and/or request an independent evaluation at the school’s expense. Download a sample letter for requesting an independent evaluation from the IDEA Manual > Independent evaluations are done by qualifed persons who are not employed by the school. You may ask the school how and where to get an independent evaluation or you may get the independent evaluation done by someone not recommended by the school, as long as [...]

What Can I Do if I Think the School’s Evaluation is Wrong?2019-05-20T14:16:33-05:00
23 07, 2018

Individual Educational Evaluations (IEEs) and Dismissing a Student from Special Education

2018-07-23T13:59:21-05:00

The federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently posted a response to a letter on the topic of Individual Educational Evaluations (IEEs) and dismissing a student from special education. The question was whether the child must continue to receive services while an IEE was being completed, if the school agreed to provide an IEE. The response is that the school could elect to continue services, but was not required to. However, the letter points out that if a request for a due process hearing is made, “the child involved in the complaint must remain in his or her current educational placement, [...]

Individual Educational Evaluations (IEEs) and Dismissing a Student from Special Education2018-07-23T13:59:21-05:00
11 07, 2018

IEEs: Parents Have the Right to Select an Evaluator of Their Choice

2018-07-23T14:30:42-05:00

The school evaluated my child and I don’t agree with the results. What can I do? Will I have to pay for another evaluation? Who will do the evaluation? If you disagree with the school district’s evaluation and/or recommendations, you have the right to request an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at the school district’s expense. […]

IEEs: Parents Have the Right to Select an Evaluator of Their Choice2018-07-23T14:30:42-05:00
28 03, 2018

Independent Educational Evaluations: It’s a Testy Business!

2018-04-02T12:06:16-05:00

What is an IEE? The language regarding IEEs is found in the regulations implementing IDEA. Specifically, the right to an IEE is defined as: “A parent has the right to an independent educational evaluation at the public expense if the parent disagrees with an evaluation obtained by the public agency. However, the public agency may initiate a hearing under Reg, 300.506 of this subpart to show that its evaluation is appropriate. If the final decision is that the evaluation is appropriate, the parent still has the right to an independent educational evaluation, but not at the public expense.” (34 CFR. Part [...]

Independent Educational Evaluations: It’s a Testy Business!2018-04-02T12:06:16-05:00

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