• Pontiac School District’s Evaluation Plan to determine the existence of Specific Learning Disability (SLD):
    • Student will be referred to the Instructional Support Team (IST)
    • All pertinent data will be collected from district and state assessments and response to scientific, research-based intervention.
    • A ‘Review of Existing Evaluation Data’ (REED) meeting will be conducted to provide guidance and structure for the development of both initial evaluations and re-evaluations.
    • Student will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team, which may include, but not limited to school psychologist, teacher consultant, social worker, teacher, and parent input.
    In order to determine the existence of SLD, a student does not:
    • Achieve adequately for the student’s age or to meet State-approved grade-level standards in one or more of the areas identified at 34 CFR§300.309 (a)(b)(1)(i) when provided with learning experiences and instruction appropriate for the student’s age or State-approved grade level standards; and
    • Make sufficient progress to meet age or State-approved grade-level standards in one or more of the areas identified at 34 CFR§300.309 (a)(b)(1)(i) when using a process based on the student’s response to scientific, research-based intervention.
    The assessment must document a weakness in one or more of the following achievement areas:
    • Oral expression
    • Listening comprehension
    • Written Expression
    • Basic reading skills
    • Reading fluency skills
    • Reading comprehension
    • Mathematics calculation
    • Mathematics problem-solving