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PDFWAC 392-172A-03080

Specific documentation for the eligibility determination of students suspected of having specific learning disabilities.

(1) In addition to the requirements for evaluation reports under WAC 392-172A-03035, for a student suspected of having a specific learning disability, the documentation of the determination of eligibility must contain a statement of:
(a) Whether the student has a specific learning disability;
(b) The basis for making the determination, including an assurance that the determination has been made in accordance with WAC 392-172A-03040;
(c) The relevant behavior, if any, noted during the observation of the student and the relationship of that behavior to the student's academic functioning;
(d) Any educationally relevant medical findings;
(e) Whether:
(i) The student does not achieve adequately for the student's age or meet state grade level standards in one or more of the areas described in WAC 392-172A-03055(1); and
(ii)(A) The student does not make sufficient progress to meet age or state grade level standards when using a process based on the student's response to scientific research-based interventions consistent with WAC 392-172A-03060; or
(B) The student meets eligibility through a severe discrepancy model consistent with WAC 392-172A-03070; and
(C) If used as part of the eligibility determination under (A) or (B) of this subsection, a discussion of the student's pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement or both, relative to age, state grade level standards, or intellectual development.
(f) The determination of the group concerning the effects of a visual, hearing, or motor disability; intellectual disability; emotional disturbance; cultural factors; environmental or economic disadvantage; or limited English proficiency on the student's achievement level; and
(g) If the student has participated in a process that assesses the student's response to scientific, research-based intervention:
(i) The instructional strategies used and the student-centered data collected in accordance with the district's response to intervention procedures; and
(ii) The documentation that the student's parents were notified about:
(A) State and school district policies regarding the amount and nature of student performance data that would be collected and the general education services that would be provided;
(B) Strategies for increasing the student's rate of learning; and
(C) The parents' right to request an evaluation.
(2) Each group member must certify in writing whether the report reflects the member's conclusion. If it does not reflect the member's conclusion, the group member must submit a separate statement presenting the member's conclusions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090, 20 U.S.C. 1400 (c)(12)(C), 20 U.S.C. 1401 (3)(A)(i), and 20 U.S.C. 1401 (30)(C). WSR 11-06-052, § 392-172A-03080, filed 3/1/11, effective 4/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. WSR 07-14-078, § 392-172A-03080, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]
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