Assessment Services 

An “Exceptional Education Assessment” is a process used for making decisions about a child’s eligibility for special education. An exceptional education evaluation is done to decide whether your child has a disability and whether your child requires special education and related services. Both conditions must be met in order for a child to be eligible to receive special education supports and services.

A number of disabilities may make a child eligible for exceptional education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The types of disabilities are also called “classifications” or “categories.” Not everyone agrees about the definitions of the disabilities. A disability may not be defined in the same way in different schools or districts.

What does it all mean?
No single test or evaluation can capture a child’s full spectrum of strengths and challenges. Assessments give educators guidance as to how to provide the best services and support for children, but they are not everything. As a parent or teacher, you will provide multiple assessments on an ongoing basis. From these, we can create short-term and long-term goals for the child.