What happens during the evaluation process prior to the eligibility meeting?

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Evaluations are completed by qualified professionals, e.g., school psychologist, educational diagnostician, social worker, speech language therapist and other specialists in the areas requested by the Child Study Team or Reevaluation Committee.  Following completion of the psychological and educational assessments and prior to the eligibility meeting, parents are invited to an evaluation interpretive conference to discuss the assessment results.

All written evaluation reports will be made available at your child's school no later than two business days before the eligibility meeting.  Evaluation reports for preschool aged children referred by the Child Find Center are available at the Administration Building (21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148).  Approximately three weeks before the eligibility meeting, you will receive an official meeting notice stating the date, time, and location of the meeting.

The evaluation process for determining eligibility for special education and related services must be completed within 65 business days from the date the referral was made by the Child Study Team.