Is there a timeline for the initial evaluation of a student?
The Child Study Team (CST) must determine if the student is a child with a disability within 60 calendar days of receiving parental consent for an initial evaluation. The district documents the date upon which it received the signed Evaluation Plan: Notice of Intent to Conduct an Evaluation or Reevaluation and Permission for Evaluation or Reevaluation form. The 60-day timeline does not apply if the parent repeatedly fails or refuses to produce the child for evaluation. If the parent provides consent for evaluation but the student enrolls in a new district before the previous district determined whether the child is a child with a disability, the parent and new district must agree to a specific time for completion of the evaluation and the new district must promptly complete the evaluation.
23rd of February, 2010