Evaluations are the body of tests and observations school divisions use to determine if a child has a disability that interferes with his or her ability to learn. A child who is suspected of having a disability which interferes with his or her ability to learn must be referred to a school administrator for evaluations. The referral may come from ANYONE. Parents, teachers, physicians, or any other individual that interacts with a child in the school or community may refer a child suspected of having a disability for evaluations.
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Click on the links below to find out more about the evaluation process.
Have you asked for your child to be evaluated?
- No, go to ChildFind. Read about how to request an evaluation, procedural safeguards and reasons for refusal.
- Yes, the school has agreed to evaluate my child.
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