Re-evaluation and Determination of Eligibility
The amendment to IDEA in 1997, and the resulting federal regulations have made it clear, that there are options during the reevaluation process. Every three years, the IEP team, including the parent, must determine whether additional data is needed in order to redetermine eligibility and develop a new IEP. A report is completed on the discussion of the IEP team with a decision on further testing. A prior written notice is given to parents outlining whether the student is eligible for services and whether additional testing will be necessary.
If additional data is needed by the MET, parent consent is required before testing. After testing, a report is completed and the team decides whether to continue services in special education. A new IEP is written and the placement process is repeated as before. Or, if the student is no longer eligible, special education services will stop.