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CHANGES IN INITIAL EVALUATION AND REEVALUATION - Statute

5. Revises procedures for reevaluations.
An LEA shall ensure that a reevaluation of each child with a disability is conducted in accordance with Sections 614(b) and 614(c) if:
  • The LEA determines that the educational or related services needs, including improved academic achievement and functional performance, of the child warrant a reevaluation; or
  • The child’s parents or teacher requests a reevaluation.

A reevaluation conducted under Section 614(a)(2)(A) shall occur not more frequently than once a year, unless the parent and the LEA agree otherwise; and at least once every three years, unless the parent and the LEA agree that a reevaluation is unnecessary. [614(a)(2)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. How is reevaluation defined in your school district and what are its component parts?


  2. What situations might warrant a reevaluation?


  3. Why might a parent or professional ask for a reevaluation more than once every three years?


Application Questions

  1. Under what conditions might a school district agree to reevaluate a child in less than three years?


  2. Under what conditions might a school district agree to reevaluate a child in less than one year?


  3. If the reevaluation is not conducted within three years, how will a parent and a district determine continued eligibility and appropriate services?


  4. What criteria and/or data might the parent and the district use to determine that a reevaluation is not necessary after three years?


    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:


    Role: Special Education Researcher
    Location: Kentucky

    Role: School Psychologist
    Location: Maryland:

    Role: Administrator
    Location: Illinois

    Role: LD Researcher
    Location: Kansas

    Role: Related Services Provider
    Location: Ohio

    Role: Parent Advocate
    Location: Maryland