SLD Evaluation Plan
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