How to Request an Evaluation
What You Need to Know
As a parent of a student in the Broward County Schools, if you suspect your child is a student with a disability, you have the right to request an evaluation of your son or daughter, which may include formal assessments from a School Psychologist.
Requests can be made in two ways:
- A written request made to the ESE Specialist, RtI Contact, School Counselor or School Administrator
- A verbal request made to the ESE Specialist, RtI Contact, School Counselor or School Administrator
What happens next?
Once a request is made, you will be invited to attend a CPST meeting within thirty (30) calendar days where your child’s response to instruction/intervention will be reviewed. At the conclusion of that meeting, one of three possible outcomes will be determined:
- The CPST determines that the interventions are working (based on progress-monitoring data shared during the meeting indicating the student is responding positively to the instruction/interventions being provided) and asks to continue with interventions and not evaluate at this time.
- The CPST determines that interventions are not working and agree to proceed with an evaluation.
- The CPST determines the need to conduct interventions and evaluation concurrently.
Once consent for evaluation is received, the school has 60 calendar days, excluding specific school breaks and extended student absences, to complete the evaluation.
For more information, please contact the RtI Contact, ESE Specialist or School Administration at the school your child attends. Additional content can be viewed at: http://app.brainshark.com/browardschools/vu?pi=zHHz5uW1Zz7tVmz0