Evaluation involves gathering information from a variety of sources
about a child’s functioning and development in all areas.
It is generally one of the first step in determining if a child
has a learning disability.
These articles will help you understand the evaluation process.
First Steps for Parents When School
Problems Are Observed: Information on the problem-solving
approach many schools engage in before beginning a formal process
of referral for special education. Full
Evaluation: What Does it Mean for Your
Child?: Overview of the evaluation process to determine
whether a child has a disability and needs special education and
related services. Full article
Evaluating Children Who Have Been
Referred to Determine Eligibility for Special Education Services
and Requirements for Reevaluation: Basic information about
the process following referral for special education. Full
What is a SOP?: IDEA 04 now reguires a Summary of Performance (SOP) when exiting high school, instead of an evaluation. Families, teachers and students need to become familiar with the SOP used in their own high school. Full article