DEVELOPING A SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT PLAN
LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Before a student can be assessed to determine eligibility for special education services or reassessed while receiving special education and related services, an assessment plan must be developed and provided to the parents for their approval.
Note: If the student has reached age 18, and has not been judged incompetent under State law, they assume all rights, roles, responsibilities, and communication, previously afforded their parents, including receipt and approval of the assessment plan.
Developing the Special Education Assessment Plan
The special education assessment plan describes:
The reason(s) for the assessment.
The assessment areas that will be assessed.
The types of assessments that will be included.
The types of staff who will conduct the assessments.
A special education assessment plan is to be developed and provided to the parents:
Within 15 calendar days from the date of receipt of a written request for an initial special education assessment.
Within 15 calendar days from the date of receipt of a written request for an assessment of a student currently receiving special education and related services.
Prior to conducting a reassessment of a student receiving special education and related services.
When a change in a student’s eligibility for special education or related services is being considered.