Special Education Process

Special Education Process

Eligibility for special education program and services is determined by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team and is specified within each student’s individual plan. Understanding the special education process will assist parents to act in the best interest of the student during each phase of the process. There are six (6) basic steps to become familiar with in the special education process:

1. Referral or request for evaluation

2. Evaluation

3. Eligibility determination

4. Individualized Educational Program (IEP) goal development

5. Determination of placement and services

6. Progress Monitoring and IEP review