Students with a Disability must obtain most recent evaluations (psycho-educational evaluation or medical report). School districts will keep records on file for 7 years. An IEP and/or 504 alone are not sufficient documentation of a disability. Current documentation should preferably be conducted using adult testing instruments (WAIS). A qualified professional (e.g. licensed psychologist, medical doctor) must conduct the evaluation and provide documentation of a disability. Documentation must be appropriate and recent, generally within three years of the current date, and should include:

  • Qualifications of the Evaluator
  • Dates of testing
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Specific diagnosis
  • Clinical evidence of a disability
  • Rationale for recommended accommodations