As part of an initial evaluation, if appropriate, and as part of any reevaluation, the IEP team and other qualified professionals, as appropriate, must:
(1) Review existing evaluation data on the student, including:
(a) Evaluations and information provided by the parents of the student;
(b) Current classroom-based, local, or state assessments, and classroom-based observations; and
(c) Observations by teachers and related services providers.
(2)(a) On the basis of that review, and input from the student's parents, identify what additional data, if any, are needed to determine:
(i) Whether the student is eligible for special education services, and what special education and related services the student needs; or
(ii) In case of a reevaluation, whether the student continues to meet eligibility, and whether the educational needs of the student including any additions or modifications to the special education and related services are needed to enable the student to meet the measurable annual goals set out in the IEP of the student and to participate, as appropriate, in the general education curriculum; and
(b) The present levels of academic achievement and related developmental needs of the student.
(3) The group described in this section may conduct its review without a meeting.
(4) The school district must administer such assessments and other evaluation measures as may be needed to produce the data identified in subsection (1) of this section.
(5)(a) If the IEP team and other qualified professionals, as appropriate, determine that no additional data are needed to determine whether the student continues to be a student eligible for special education services, and to determine the student's educational needs, the school district must notify the student's parents of:
(i) That determination and the reasons for the determination; and
(ii) The right of the parents to request an assessment to determine whether the student continues to be a student eligible for special education, and to determine the student's educational needs.
(b) The school district is not required to conduct the assessment described in this subsection (5) unless requested to do so by the student's parents.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. 07-14-078, § 392-172A-03025, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]