Evaluations (by school dist) and IEEs (Independent Ed evaluations)

Discussion in 'Special Ed 101 Archives' started by Sheila, May 18, 2005.

  1. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Contains good info.

    Couple of excerpts from http://www.wrightslaw.com/nltr/05/nl.0518.htm :

    "1. Message from the Editor: Evaluations & IEEs
    Many parents and teachers have questions about tests and evaluations. In this issue, we answer your questions about evaluations and independent educational evaluations (IEEs), test selection, how to get an independent evaluation by an evaluator of your choice, mistakes independent evaluators make, requests for help, and more.

    2. My Child is Being Evaluated - What Tests Should I Request? by Pat Howey
    "I think my child has a learning disability - what tests should I request?"

    "My child has Down Syndrome - what tests should I request?"

    You decided to get an independent evaluation of your child. How can you find a good evaluator? What tests should you request? What mistakes and pitfalls should you be aware of? How can you avoid them?

    In My Child is Being Evaluated - What Tests Should I Request?, Pat Howey offers advice about evaluations, test selection, state laws governing evaluations of children with special educational needs, and the special responsibilities and duties of advocates. Read article.

    More articles by Pat Howey.

    Answers to more frequently asked questions.

    3. Independent Educational Evaluations: What? Why? Who Pays? by Wayne Steedman, Esq.
    Parents and school personnel are often confused about what constitutes an independent educational evaluation (IEE) and how the evaluation should be used.

    In Independent Educational Evaluations: What? How? Why? Who Pays?, attorney Wayne Steedman describes independent educational evaluations, the value of IEEs for parents and school personnel, what the law requires, and who is financially responsible. Read article.

    More articles by Wayne Steedman.

    Learn more about tests and evaluations."

    None of the links that answer some of the questions posed show up on this page be sure and click on the url above.