Educational Evaluations

Frequently, the most important information in identifying the appropriate educational program and placement for a student is the analysis and recommendations of the specialists that evaluate the child. A school district Committee for Special Education (CSE) is required to assess a student in all areas related to the suspected disability. They must conduct varied assessments, including, but not limited to:

  • Educational Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Social History
  • Classroom Observation
  • Neurological Evaluation
  • Speech and Language Evaluation
  • Occupational Evaluation
  • Physical Therapy Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Audiological Evaluation
  • Auditory Processing Evaluation
  • Assistive Technology Evaluation
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • Behavioral Assessment or Functional Behavioral Assessment and
  • Vocational Assessment

If the district fails to evaluate the student in an important area or if the parent disagrees with the evaluations done by the district, the parent may be entitled to independent evaluations conducted by a private evaluator, paid for by the school district.