INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS

 

Prior to being identified as handicapped and at periodic intervals thereafter, students will be evaluated by the School District.If the parent of a handicapped student disagrees with the evaluation done by the district, they have the right to request an independent educational evaluation at public expense or request payment of an independent educational evaluation.The following procedure shall apply to such requests.

 

PARENT REQUESTS INDEPENDENT EVALUATION

 

 

 

 

PARENT REQUEST PAYMENT FOR INDEPENDENT EVALUATION

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR EVALUATORS

 

Evaluators with credentials other than those listed below will not be approvable unless the parent can demonstrate the appropriateness of using other qualifications.

 

Type of Assessment††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Qualifications

 

Cognition††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Licensed Psychologist, Certified

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† School Psychological Examiner, or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† School Psychologist

 

Adaptive Behavior††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Licensed Psychologist, Certified

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Special Education teacher, School

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Psychological Examiner, or School

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Psychologist

 

Achievement†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Certified Special Education Teacher,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Psychological Examiner

 

Speech/Language†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Certified or Licensed

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Speech/Language Specialist

 

Social/Emotional/Behavioral††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Certificated Special Education

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Teacher, School Psychologist or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Social Worker, Licensed Psychiatrist

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† or Psychologist

 

Vision†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Licensed Ophthalmologist or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Optometrist

 

Use of Residual Vision and ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Certificated Teacher of the

Orientation/Mobility††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Visually Impaired

 

Visual Perception††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Licensed Ophthalmologist,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Optometrist, or Psychologist,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Certified Special Education Teacher,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† School Psychological Examiner, or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Psychologist

Audition†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Licensed or Certificated Audiologist

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Or Speech/Language Specialist

 

Health††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Licensed Physician

 

Motor††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Licensed Physical Therapist or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Registered Occupational Therapist

 

LOCATION LIMITATIONS FOR EVALUATORS

 

Approvable evaluators will be located within 80 miles of Advance.Evaluators outside of this area will be approved only on an exception basis, providing the parent can demonstrate the necessity of using personnel outside this area.

 

An independent evaluation will be limited to total cost of$500.Costs above this maximal amount will not be approvable unless the parent can demonstrate that such costs reflect a reasonable and customary rate for such costs evaluative services.

 

        Independent evaluators must agree to release their assessment information and results to the Advance R-IV Schools prior to receipt of payment of services.The results of the independent evaluation will be considered in the diagnosis and placement of the handicapped student as required by Education for All Handicapped Children Regulations (34 CFR 300.503)

 

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Note:†† The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.

 

Adopted:††††††††† December 14, 2000

 

Revised:†††††††††† 10/10/02†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Legal Refs: †††††

 

Advance R-IV School District, Advance, Missouri

 

 

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