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On this Guidance Document (VDOE Supplemental Guidance for Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education and Sample Eligibility Forms and Disability Worksheets)

CLOSED     Opened on 8/16/2021 and Ended on 9/15/2021

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Thank you for your participation in the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall Comment Forum. We appreciate the feedback you provided in response to the Supplemental Guidance for Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education and Sample Eligibility Forms and Disability Worksheets. Comments and feedback received during the 30-day public comment period are being reviewed by Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) staff, and changes and edits will be incorporated into the document as appropriate. 

This document was developed to assist local education agencies in implementing evaluation and eligibility practices consistently across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Once the final version becomes effective, local school divisions will be notified via Superintendent’s memo and it will be posted to the VDOE website. Again, the VDOE appreciates your participation and feedback during the public comment process. 


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Comment Title Commenter
Advocating 4 Kids, Inc Opposes the Racist Guidance Document Created by the VDOE. Cheryl A Poe Advocating 4 Kids, Inc  9/15/21  10:07 pm
Inaccurate eligibility criteria for SLD in proposed VDOE guidance addendum Melissa K. Waugh, JD, MPH - Belkowitz Law, PLLC  9/15/21  8:58 pm
dLCV comment on Supplemental Guidance for Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education disAbility Law Center of Virginia  9/15/21  7:59 pm
A Biased Mess Kim Lemburg  9/15/21  7:51 pm
Support Supplemental Guidance For Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education Amy Barnett, MS, CCC/SLP  9/15/21  12:01 pm
Support VDOE Supplemental Guidance for Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education Ann O'nomous  9/15/21  11:33 am
Plain language & clear definitions. Research is from where? Anonymous (99958)  9/15/21  12:36 am
Evaluation Criteria Lee Talley  9/15/21  12:28 am
Look at the Test Instrument for cultural appropriateness, not the child. Teresa L. Champion  9/14/21  10:42 pm
Supplemental Guidance Eligibility and Evaluations Anonymous (99955)  9/14/21  10:20 pm
Support supplemental guidance for Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education LaVae Hoffman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  9/14/21  5:45 pm
Supplemental Guidance for Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education Anonymous (99949)  9/14/21  3:22 pm
There is no correlation between culture/economics and Virginia Sharpless, Literacy Moms NC, Dyslexia NC  9/13/21  8:58 pm
Extend timeline to revisit Trauma, Toxic Stress, and ACEs discussion, and to engage in comprehensive Mari Hommel  9/13/21  6:24 pm
VCASE Supports Supplemental Guidance Lynn Clayton-Prince  9/13/21  1:49 pm
Supplemental: OPPOSE the eligibility language which disadvantages Black, Brown, and EL students Symone Walker (Parent, NAACP, ASEAC)  9/12/21  3:29 pm
Concerns Regarding Autism Diagnoses and Categories Wendy Little - Parent  9/12/21  7:23 am
Support Supplemental Guidance For Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education Donna Bryant, M.S. CCC-SLP  9/11/21  10:11 pm
Proposed changes Anonymous (99921)  9/10/21  10:09 pm
Support this guidance which *benefits* racial and ethnic minorities Reed Senter, M.S. CCC-SLP  9/9/21  10:15 pm
Oppose the VDOE special education guidance Jennie Apter  9/6/21  9:59 am
I OPPOSE the eligibility language which disadvantages Black, Brown, and EL students Anya Hughes, Arlington Public Schools parent  9/5/21  2:01 pm
Supplemental Guidance for Eligibility Amanda Harrison Literacy Moms NC  9/4/21  8:17 am
Response to Proposed VDOE Supplemental Guidance Regarding Impact of "Cultural Differences" on Tests Anonymous (99904)  9/4/21  3:45 am
Oppose Jennifer Wheelock  9/3/21  3:08 pm
VDOE Supplemental Guidance for Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education Rebecca Crowe  9/2/21  3:38 pm
OPPOSE subjective, biased, unsubstantiated new standards for eligibility¬†¬† Mern Horan  9/2/21  3:30 pm
I support the comments of Lara Sullivan and others opposing the proposed language Fred Millar  9/2/21  1:05 pm
Eligibility language based on cultural background is sad, racist, and wrong Lara Sullivan  9/1/21  6:07 pm
Eligibility guidance Rachael Bauer  9/1/21  5:48 pm
I OPPOSE the eligibility language which disadvantages Black, Brown, and EL students Symone Walker, NAACP Education Committee, Arlington Branch  9/1/21  4:37 pm
Determining Eligibility Marian Klymkowsky  9/1/21  4:35 pm
comments related to special education Amy Hanlon  9/1/21  11:23 am
Comments relating to appreciation, use of person first language, SLD, and ED/SM Randy Queen  8/29/21  9:03 pm
VDOE Supplemental Guidance for Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education Amy Hanlon  8/24/21  4:29 pm
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