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Special Education

District Process for Determination of a Specific Learning Disability:

Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Process:

The district uses a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Process for the determination of a Specific Learning Disability for all buildings and all grades in the district and includes the following:

  1. The student does not achieve adequately for the student’s age or to meet State-approved grade-level standards in one or more of the areas identified at 34 CFR §300.309(a)(1)(i) when provided with learning experiences and instruction appropriate for the student’s age or State-approved grade-level standards; and
  2. The student exhibits a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement, or both, relative to age, State-approved grade-level standards, or intellectual development, that is determined by the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) to be relevant to the identification of a Specific Learning Disability (SLD), using appropriate assessments, consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Evaluation Procedures and Additional Requirements for Evaluations and Reevaluations.

Parent Resources

MDE – Procedural Safeguards Notice 

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