OBTAINING EDUCATION EVALUATIONS FOR AGES 3 & OLDER
A medical/clinical evaluation does not necessarily qualify a child for special educational services. For this, an educational evaluation is needed.
Contact your local school district special education office in writing to request an initial Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE). Districts are required by law to respond within 30 days.
You will be asked to attend a meeting to plan the evaluation if the district agrees to evaluate your child. Parents should request assessments in all of the following areas: communication, social, motor, sensory, emotional, behavioral, functional and academic performance.
An Evaluation Team Report (ETR) will be compiled for your review to see if your child qualifies for services. If so, the team will then write an Individual Education Program (IEP) for him.