If you or your child has a disability and is struggling in school, an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) can be a valuable tool in obtaining the appropriate accommodations and services needed to succeed. This guide will provide an overview of the IEE process and how it relates to testing accommodations evaluation.
What is an IEE?
An Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) is a comprehensive evaluation of a student’s academic and functional abilities conducted by a qualified evaluator who is not employed by the school district. IEEs are typically requested by parents when they disagree with the results of an evaluation conducted by the school district, or when they believe that additional information is needed to determine the appropriate accommodations and services for their child.
How does IEE relate to Testing Accommodations Evaluation?
One of the primary reasons for requesting an IEE is to obtain a comprehensive evaluation of a student’s needs, which includes the need for testing accommodations. The evaluator may use a variety of assessments to determine the appropriate accommodations for the student, such as intelligence tests, achievement tests, and functional assessments. The IEE report can then be used to advocate for the appropriate testing accommodations for the student.
The IEE process can also help identify other accommodations and services that may be appropriate for the student, such as assistive technology, counseling services, and specialized instruction. IEE report can be used to support requests for these accommodations and services during the Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan meetings.
The IEE process can be a powerful tool for parents and students to obtain the appropriate testing accommodations and services needed to succeed in school. By providing a comprehensive evaluation of a student’s needs, the IEE can help advocate for the appropriate accommodations and services, including testing accommodations. If you believe that your child may benefit from an IEE, it’s important to understand your rights and work with a qualified evaluator who can provide an accurate and thorough evaluation of your child’s needs.
Source: NeuroPsych Doctor NY