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Loudoun County

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Reevaluation for Special Education 
A reevaluation will be conducted:
  • at least every three years, known as a "triennial" unless the school and parent agrees that it is not necessary
  • if a child's parent or teacher requests a reevaluation
  • if the child's educational and related services needs warrant it
  • if the school/parent suspects a change in disability

The school may NOT conduct a reevaluation more than once a year unless the parent and school agree.  The process must begin in enough time for the process to be completed before the child's the third anniversary of the date on which your child was last determined eligible.

What to expect during the Reevaluation meeting
The reevaluation is similar to the initial evaluation in terms of the process.  
A group that is comprised of the same individuals as an IEP team (i.e., principal or designee, special education teacher, general education teacher, parent or adult student, and other qualified professionals) must review the following:
  • Existing evaluation data on the child including information provided by the parent(s) of the child
  • Current classroom-based, local, or state assessments and classroom-based observations
  • Observations by teachers and related services providers
After reviewing the the information and input from the child's parent(s), the group must identify what additional data are needed to determine:
  • Whether the child continues to be a child with a disability
  • The child's present educational needs
  • The child's present level of functioning in school
  • Whether the child continues to need special education and related services
  • What the child needs to meet IEP goals
If no additional information is needed, the team may determine that the child continues to have a disability or is no longer disabled.  Loudoun County Public Schools is not required to conduct a reevaluation to gather additional information to determine whether the child continues to have a disability unless requested to do so by the child's parents.  This process is considered the reevaluation if no additional information is needed. 
If the team determines that additional information is needed, the child is referred for evaluation to determine if the child continues to be a child with a disability.  Parental permission to evaluate is obtained and the procedures for evaluation and eligibility are followed.
Last Modified on October 16, 2015

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