Referral for Initial Evaluation Quick Guide and Video
This Special Education Referral for Initial Evaluation Quick Guide document highlights the key points and important resources for local education agencies (LEAs) to consider for receiving referrals and requests for initial special education evaluations. The quick guide provides an overview of procedures for referral for an initial evaluation request, what is required, considerations for developing special education operating procedures, and legal and state resources. An asynchronous video module and handout also accompany this quick guide.
Special Education Referral for an Initial Evaluation Process-Guidance for Establishing Local Education Agency Procedures
This is an online training module regarding federal and state regulations pertaining to Referrals for Initial Evaluation and guidance for local education agencies (LEAs) to consider when establishing procedures for receiving referrals for special education evaluation. It covers the legal requirements and responsibilities of a local education agency (in other words, a public district or charter school) for responding to a parent written request for evaluation based on the federal and state rules and regulations regarding a referral for a Full and Individual Initial Evaluation (FIIE), as well as best practice for addressing parent verbal requests and staff/campus referrals for evaluation. It also explores important questions for an LEA to consider when creating or updating procedures for receiving a referral for an initial special education evaluation.