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OSEP Policy Documents Regarding the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations

Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations

Note: Letters issued prior to December 3, 2004, may not be consistent with the IDEA, as revised by P.L. 108-446. Letters issued prior to August 14, 2006 may not be consistent with the final regulations for Part B published on that date at 71 Federal Register 46540. Readers are advised to consult with the current statute and final regulations.

Section 607 Reports as published in the Federal Register.


Letter to Cumberland County Schools Exceptional Children’s Programs Executive Director Ruben A. Reyes.
April 11, 2012
TOPIC: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
MS Word (45KB) | PDF (492KB)


Letter to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
April 9, 2012
TOPIC: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements

MS Word (45KB) | PDF (492KB)


Redacted Letter
June 3, 2008
TOPIC:
Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations Letter concerning the relationship of the child's evaluation to the IEP Team's determination of the special education and related services to be provided to the child.
MS Word (73KB) | PDF (150KB)


Letter to Edward J. Sarzynski
May 6, 2008
TOPIC:
Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations Letter clarifying that public agencies must obtain parental consent before conducting evaluations to determine whether services should be increased or decreased and to determine a child's continued eligibility for services or changes to services.
MS Word (73KB) | PDF (167KB)


Letter to Perry A. Zirkel
April 8, 2008
TOPIC:
Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations
Letter concerning the additional procedures for identifying children with specific learning disabilities.
MS Word (92KB) | PDF (167KB)


Letter to Dr. John Copenhaver
October 19, 2007
TOPIC:
Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations
Letter clarifying the application of the requirements for parent consent for initial evaluations when a response to intervention process is used for evaluating children with disabilities.
  MS Word (15KB) | PDF (147KB)


Letter to Brigitte Green-Churchwell
October 19, 2007
TOPIC:
Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations
Letter explaining that an evaluation under Part B of IDEA is not required before terminating a child's eligibility due to graduation from secondary school with a regular diploma or due to exceeding the age of eligibility for a free appropriate public education under State law.
  MS Word (5KB) | PDF (40KB)


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