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Special education – identifying eligible students
Can students receive special education services?
Students who are eligible for services & have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) receive services from special education providers. These students participate fully in classroom activities while they receive services in & out of the classroom.
What is the process for referring or identifying students for special education services?
The school’s student_referral_process.pdf is based on a response to intervention model that includes classroom interventions, student study team meetings and evaluation for special education services.
What is the process for determining a specific learning disability?
Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Process:
The district uses a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Process for the determination of a Specific Learning Disability for all buildings and all grades in the district and includes the following:
1) The student does not achieve adequately for the student’s age or to meet State-approved grade-level standards in one or more of the areas identified at 34 CFR §300.309(a)(1)(i) when provided with learning experiences and instruction appropriate for the student’s age or State-approved grade-level standards; and
2) The student exhibits a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement, or both, relative to age, State-approved grade-level standards, or intellectual development, that is determined by the MET to be relevant to the identification of a SLD, using appropriate assessments, consistent with the IDEA Evaluation Procedures and Additional Requirements for Evaluations and Reevaluations.
Please visit the Washtenaw Intermediate School District website at www.wash.k12.mi.us, for the complete guidance document for the determination of Specific Leaning Disabilities.