1. Who can make a referral (request for evaluation)?
a. You, the Parent
b. School Staff
c. The Ohio Department of Education or another public agency
2. Who should be a member of the IEP team?
A. You, the Parent
B. Your Child, whenever appropriate
C. At Least One Regular Education Teacher
D. At Least One Special Education Teacher
E. A District Representative
F. At the discretion of you or the school district, other individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding your child, including related services personnel when appropriate
G. The school district must invite a representative of any participating agency that may provide or pay for transition services to the degree appropriate, with the consent of the parents or a child who has reached 18 years of age
3. What is an Evaluation?
An evaluation is a process used to gather information that will help determine whether your child is a child with a disability. It also will help determine your child’s educational needs. A reevaluation must be done for any student receiving Special Education Services every three years to determine whether you child continues to be eligible for these services.
4. What is an IEP?
An IEP is a written statement for a child with a disability that outlines the educational goals and objectives your child will work on in the coming year. It also outlines the supports and services your child needs to meet the goals stated in the IEP.
5. What must the IEP team consider in developing an IEP?
a. Your child’s strengths
b. Your concerns for improving your child’s education
c. The results of the first or most recent evaluation of your child
d. The results of your child’s performance on any state-wide or district-wide assessments
e. What your child needs to learn, develop and function properly