4. Revise procedures for reevaluations.

A public agency must ensure that a reevaluation of each child with a disability is conducted in accordance with 34 CFR 300.304 through 300.311:
  • If the public agency determines that the educational or related services needs, including improved academic achievement and functional performance, of the child warrant a reevaluation; or
  • If the child’s parent or teacher requests a reevaluation.
A reevaluation conducted under 34 CFR 300.303(a):
  • May occur not more than once a year, unless the parent and the public agency agree otherwise; and
  • Must occur at least once every 3 years, unless the parent and the public agency agree that a reevaluation is unnecessary.
[34 CFR 300.303] [20 U.S.C. 1414(a)(2)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. What are the necessary components of a reevaluation in your district?

  2. What situations might warrant a reevaluation?

  3. Why might families, schools or public agencies ask for a reevaluation more than once every three years?

Application Questions

  1. What guidelines need to be in place to assist parents and the public agency in determining when a reevaluation should occur?

  2. There are concerns about the validity and reliability of a test instrument that is re-administered within a short time period. When it is determined that a reevaluation is needed within the one year period, what procedures does the district have in place to ensure that evaluation instruments yield valid and reliable results?

  3. What procedures/data need to be in place to assist parents and pubic agencies in determining whether a three-year reevaluation is necessary?

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

  5. What process or procedures need to be in place in order to resolve differences in opinion regarding the need for a reevaluation?

    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:

    Role: Teacher
    Location: West Virginia

    Role: Service Provider
    Location: Maryland

    Role: Administrator
    Location: Georgia

    Role: Family
    Location: Georgia

    Role: Teacher
    Location: Colorado

    Role: Higher Education
    Location: Indiana

    Role: Administrator
    Location: California

    Role: Teacher
    Location: Florida

    Role: Service Provider
    Location: Kentucky