Click on the bulletin to learn about general obligations related to conducting evaluations, the relationship between evaluations and IEP goals, and how an evaluation should function within an equitable multilevel system of support.
Click on this section to identify the key points that make up a comprehensive special education evaluation, learn why the framework was developed, and use a chart that takes IEP teams through the process of conducting a comprehensive special education evaluation.
Click on this section for information to assist IEP teams in understanding how special education evaluations fit within a district’s equitable multi-level system of support and to identify the general exclusions that IEP teams must consider before determining special education eligibility.
Click on this section for guiding questions that may assist IEP teams with developing a “needs” based mindset in which educators focus on identifying a student’s needs over a sole focus on collecting information to determine a disability “label."
Addressing Bias in a Comprehensive Special Education Evaluation
Click on the links for a set of resources developed to assist IEP teams apply non-discriminatory evaluation procedures, reduce racial disproportionality in special education, and address various types of bias at vulnerable decision points during an evaluation.
- Using Vulnerable Decision Points to Address Bias in the Evaluation Process
- Vulnerable Decision Point 1: Forming IEP Team Communication Norms
- Vulnerable Decision Point 2:
- Vulnerable Decision Point 4: Interpreting Data and Information
- Supplemental Resources
Click on this section for information to assist IEP teams with identifying academic and functional skill areas that should be considered during the review of existing data to help plan a comprehensive special education evaluation to ensure that nothing is missed in relation to a student’s strengths and needs.