Skip To Content
Evaluation: From Referral to Eligibility Determination Evaluation: From Referral to Eligibility Determination is a Course

Evaluation: From Referral to Eligibility Determination

Time limit: 365 days

$49 Enroll

Full course description

 

Description

Explore the evaluation process for special education services from referral to eligibility determination meeting. You will learn the compliance requirements and critical components of a technically sound evaluation.

Approval Information & Requirements

Whether you are looking to earn advancement on the district's salary scale or meeting the requirements for your relicensing we are here to help! Prior to taking any courses, you should be sure to follow any pre-approval requirements established by your district. 

Expected Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Understand how a student is referred for an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services.
  • Construct an evaluation consent and prior written notice.
  • Understand the timeline differences between an initial and a re-evaluation.
  • Identify the critical procedures for conducting a comprehensive evaluation.
  • Understand the additional components of an evaluation when assessing for a specific learning disability.
  • Understand the additional components of an evaluation when assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Understand the purpose and requirements of an evaluation report.
  • Understand the eligibility determination and meeting process.

Course Outline

Duration = Approximately 4 hours

Module 1 – Getting Started Agenda

Content

Duration

Read the Home Page content

5 minutes

Complete the User Orientation

10 minutes

Read and print Course Syllabus

15 minutes

Complete the Self-Reflection and Goal Setting activity

15 minutes

Take the Pretest

10 minutes

Time to complete this module

55 minutes

 

Module 2 – Referral for Evaluation and Obtaining Consent

Content

Duration

Read the module overview and objectives

5 minutes

Complete Lesson 1: Evaluation Referral

15 minutes

Complete Lesson 2: Consent & Prior Written Notice (PWN)

10 minutes

Complete Lesson 3: Timeline for Initial and Re-Evaluations

5 minutes

Submit Assignment: Evaluation Sort

10 minutes

Time to complete this module

45 minutes

 

Module 3 – A Comprehensive Evaluation

Content

Duration

Read the module overview and objectives

10 minutes

Complete Lesson 1: Evaluation Procedures

15 minutes

Complete Lesson 2: Evaluating for Specific Learning Disabilities

10 minutes

Complete Lesson 3: Evaluating Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students

5 minutes

Submit True/False Quiz: Comprehensive Evaluation

10 minutes

Time to complete this module

50 minutes

 

Module 4 – Eligibility Meeting and Determination

Content

Duration

Read the module overview and objectives

5 minutes

Complete Lesson 1: Evaluation Report

15 minutes

Complete Lesson 2: Eligibility Determination Meeting & Next Steps

10 minutes

Submit Drag and Drop Activity: Eligible or Not Eligible?

10 minutes

Time to complete this module

40 minutes

 

Module 5 – Finishing Up Agenda

Content

Duration

Take and pass the Posttest with a score of 80% or higher

10 minutes

Complete the Self-Reflection and Goal Assessment Activity

20 minutes

Complete the User Experience Survey

5 minutes

Collect your badge, certificate, and transcript

10 minutes

Time to complete this module

45 minutes

Course Instructor Credentials

Former special education teacher, district special education coach, and current school administrator. She currently holds certifications in elementary education, special education, severe and multiple disabilities, and school building administration. She graduated with a BA from Amherst College in 2004, obtained her Masters in Education from CUNY-Lehman in 2006, and earned her Masters in Special Education Leadership from Bank Street College in 2010. 
 

Full course description

Commitment:

Approx. 3 hours to complete.

Course Type:

Self-Paced

Credential:

Badge & Certificate