Special educational evaluations are crucial in determining and understanding what an individual student's unique needs are. Examples of educational evaluations include: Psychoeducational Assessments, Language and Speech Assessments, Occupational Therapy Assessments, and Functional Behavior Assessments, among many others.
Many parents find themselves in an IEP meeting, presented with assessments that were not appropriately conducted. The law requires that any public agency or school district assessing a student, must follow specific legal standards when assessing a child. In that situation, a student may be entitled to an IEE if he or she disagrees with an evaluation obtained by the school district and requests an IEE at public expense.