Special Education Identification
Professional development is provided to assessment personnel on legal updates, compliance requirements, best practice for student services, and assessment issues in special education. Emphasis is placed on bilingual assessment, an integrative assessment approach, and general appropriate evaluation practices.
Authors and publishers of the testing instruments and evaluation literature present sessions that provide understanding of the proper use and interpretation of the instruments as well as training on competent practices in evaluation. Technical assistance and training is also available for evaluation personnel to ensure compliance with the law as it relates to evaluation.
Initiatives include the Legal Framework, the New Educational Diagnostician academy, and specialized training on the integrative approach to evaluation.