Six Step Process
Step 1: Referral Support for Students
Many students struggle at various times during their years in school. All buildings have many supports including a Pupil Study Team (PST) and Response to Intervention supports such as title.
Step 2: Initial Referral for Special Education Services
Students suspected of having a disability are referred to a multidisciplinary team called the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).
Step 3: Individual Evaluation Process
The Committee evaluates the student’s abilities and needs.
Step 4: Determining Eligibility for Special Education Services
Based on evaluation results, the Committee decides if the student is eligible to receive special education services and programs.
Step 5: Individualized Education Program (IEP)
If the child is eligible to receive special education services, the Committee develops and implements an appropriate IEP, based on evaluation results, to meet the needs of the student.
Step 6: Annual Review/Reevaluation
The IEP is modified or revised by the Committee at an annual review. At least every three years, the student has a reevaluation to ensure that the student continues to need special education programs and services and to revise the IEP, as appropriate.