Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

How is progress measured in the IEP?

The IEP must include a statement of how the child’s progress will be measured. An explanation of how parents will be given information of that progress should be included in the IEP. These progress reports must be given to parents at least as often as parents are informed of their non-disabled children’s progress (i.e., every marking period, mid-term progress reports). At least every three years the child must be re-evaluated. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the child continues to meet the qualifications for a disability, as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). However, the child must be re-evaluated more often if conditions warrant or if the child’s parent or teacher asks for a new evaluation.

In Connecticut, written consent is needed from a parent or caregiver in order to order a re-evaluation for special education services eligibility.

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