Referral for Special Education Services Process by Kyle Hall (Student is…
Referral for Special Education Services Process by Kyle Hall
Student is struggling in a class
Student displays a gap in skills or knowledge reflected in assessment
student, parent, counselor, or teachers are concerned and wonder if special education services are required
If a parent requests a meeting, the school legally has 60 days to set and have the meeting.
A SST, or Student Study Team, is formed to help determine if the student should undergo testing
Is formal testing necessary?
SST discusses the next step for the student without special education services
School legally has 60 days to set up and conduct testing
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Before formal testing is organized, SST tries to determine whether it is a deficiency or an outside event (emotional disturbance that causes the student to struggle academically)
Academic history and any past formal testing
Students may have had 504 plans that outline accommodations for the student, so SSTs discuss what accommodations or strategies have worked in the past
Sometimes students will have had formal testing already but services did not continue when transferring schools due to technical issues
Special education teachers
General education teachers
Special education teachers observe student
Counselors observe student
Student displays a negative attitude towards learning in a particular subject or content area
All information gathered in this flowchart was gathered through the interviews of two special education teachers at San Diego High School named Mr. Harris and Mrs. Montgomery, as well as a school counselor, Mrs. Murphy.