Self-Advocacy Tool: Request for Reevaluation to Determine Continued Eligibility for an IEP

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A child is entitled to a re-evaluation every three years or every two years if a child has intellectual disabilities (ID). However, you may also request a re-evaluation at any time.

This tool allows parents, guardians, Educational Decision Makers (EDMs), and surrogate parents to request that their child be reevaluated in all areas of suspected disability by their school to determine if they have new or increased needs that need to be addressed through their current Individualized Education Program (IEP). An IEP is a legally binding document that provides individualized special education services that children with certain disabilities are legally entitled to under law. Please be as specific as possible when completing this tool and list any education concerns you may be having about your child in as much detail as possible. Here is a guide that you can use to complete the tool or help a parent or caregiver to complete the tool.  Once you make this request in writing, the school has a reasonable time, generally 10 days, to agree to re-evaluate your child and issue a Permission to Re-Evaluate Form (PRTE) or decline to evaluate by issuing you a Notice of Recommended Educational Placement (NOREP). A school must take one of these two actions under law.

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