School District of the City of Pontiac

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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
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