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Quick Reference Resources


Child Find

Child Find Duty Quick Guide  
This Child Find Duty Quick Guide document highlights key points and resources for local education agencies (LEAs) to consider for implementing child find. The quick guide provides an overview of child find, a summary of LEA responsibilities, and key points to remember.


Referral to Special Education

Student Data Review Guide When Considering a Referral to Special Education  
The Student Data Review Guide When Considering a Referral to Special Education is designed to support school teams in reviewing and analyzing student data and information to make informed decisions regarding referrals for special education. This guide will help teams consider multiple areas that may impact the decision to proceed with a referral.


Student Data Review Guide Summary of Responses   
The Student Data Review Guide Summary of Responses provides an opportunity to graph responses from the Student Data Review Guide to obtain a visual representation of the student’s needs in the various areas. This visual representation is designed to guide the team through a process of individually considering a student’s data to make more informed referral decisions.


Guidelines When Considering an Initial Referral for Special Education for English Learners (ELs)-Supplemental Response Form to the Student Data Review Guide   
This supplemental response form to the Student Data Review Guide When Considering a Referral to Special Education is designed to help CLD review teams consolidate the referral information for easy reference as they analyze a variety of information. The document is separated into five sections: Home/Background, Speech-Language Development, Educational History and Performance, Assessments (Formal and Informal), and Social Development and At-Risk Factors. There is an additional section available to add information or data that was not included within the questions to consider. Also included in each section, is a description of possible outcomes to determine the level of concern based on the difficulties reported. After gathering and analyzing all the information, the review team determines if the data indicates a language difference or a suspected disability and a need for special education.


Special Education Referral for Initial Evaluation Quick Guide  
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 Informed Consent Quick Guide   
This Special Education Informed Consent for Evaluation and Services Quick Guide document highlights the key points and important resources for local education agencies (LEAs) to consider for obtaining informed consent for special education evaluations and services. The quick guide provides an overview of procedures and requirements for obtaining informed consent, and legal and state resources. An asynchronous video module and handout also accompany this quick guide.


Evaluation



Question and Answer Document: Review of Existing Evaluation Data and Reevaluation  
This question and answer document is intended to provide guidance and best practices to LEAs regarding review of existing evaluation data and reevaluation.


ARD Supports


Question and Answer Document: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Measurable Annual Goals  
This Question and Answer document is intended to provide guidance and best practices to local education agencies regarding ways to approach writing annual Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals that ensure involvement and progress in the student’s grade-level academic standards. This is also known as a standards-based IEP process.


Special Education Prior Written Notice Quick Guide
This Special Education Prior Written Notice Quick Guide document highlights the key points for local education agencies (LEAs) to notify parents/guardians with prior written notice. The quick guide provides an overview notification requirements, required contents, best practices, and legal and state resources. An asynchronous video module and handout also accompany this quick guide.