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Are there any limits on a parent’s right to refer their child for a special education evaluation?

No. Parents may request an initial evaluation at any time (including prior to or during the implementation of Response to Intervention strategies) to determine if their child is eligible for special education services, unless the student has received...

Can staff members request a reevaluation for special education services?

A student’s teacher or related service provider may make a referral for a reevaluation. Additional information about reevaluations can be found in the Reevaluation section of the DOE’s Special Education Standard Operating Procedures Manual.

Can staff members request that a child be initially evaluated for special education services?

A teacher, or other professional staff member, may request that a child be evaluated by completing the Request for Referral form (in SESIS). After receiving the request, the principal must take one of two actions within 10 school days: (1) request...

What is the timeline for completing initial evaluations for special education students, requested reevaluations and three‐year mandated reviews?

The DOE has 60 calendar days to evaluate a child after receiving parent consent and 60 school days from consent to evaluate to provide the placement recommended in the initial IEP. If the child is receiving special education services, the DOE must...

Are mandated providers, including special education and general education teachers in ICT classes, allowed to cover other duties during provision of service time?

No. As noted in the November 2016 Principals’ Weekly, ( http://www.uft.org/news/guidance-providing-mandated-services-and-absence-coverage-ict-classes ) professionals who are obligated to provide services as mandated on IEPs (including special...

What is Chapter 408 and what does it require for a student's IEP?

Chapter 408 refers to state law and corresponding regulations requiring that: (1) each provider responsible for implementing a student’s IEP (including general and special education teachers, related service providers, and other service providers),...

What does it mean when an ICT class is “out of compliance”?

In New York City, the maximum number of students with disabilities in an ICT class may not exceed 40% of the total class register. State regulations limit the total number of students with disabilities in an ICT class to 12. The 40% limit and total...

What are the required components of a successful ICT program?

ICT is an instructional model that allows students with disabilities to be educated with age‐appropriate peers without disabilities in the general education classroom with the support of a special education teacher to deliver specially designed...

How do you functionally group special needs students?

For special class, SETSS, ICT, and related services, students with disabilities must be grouped by similarity of individual needs, so that the provider may address the needs of each student in the group. Each student’s characteristics in the...

When students are recommended for special class or ICT for less than the full school day, how should they be programmed for the remaining periods?

As noted in the December 9, 2015 Principals’ Weekly, for all subjects for which a student’s IEP does not recommend special education services, the student must receive instruction in a general education class with his/her peers who do not have...