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Department of Education
 
GDForum ID: 636
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
The VDOE Supplemental Guidance for Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education was developed to assist Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Eligibility teams, including parents, as they engage in evaluation, eligibility determinations, and decisions regarding the need for related services. This guidance is an addendum to the Virginia Department of Education’s Guidance on Evaluation and Eligibility for Special Education and Related Services. This document was developed in response to Recommendations 1 and 2 from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) 2020 report on K-12 Special Education in Virginia. The Supplemental Guidance provides information about data sources that may be used to inform eligibility for special education services or a need for a related service, as well as information to assist in the local interpretation for terminology in Virginia special education regulations that are not clearly defined (e.g., determining “adverse educational impact” and determining “need for specially designed instruction”). The Sample Eligibility Forms and Disability Worksheets reflects a revision to the existing Guidance on Evaluation and Eligibility for Special Education Appendix (Sample Evaluation and Eligibility Forms). This revision was made in response to Recommendation 2 from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) 2020 report on K-12 Special Education in Virginia. The sample forms and worksheets are provided to assist Local Educational Agencies (LEA) in documenting eligibility determinations in accordance with the criteria contained in the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia.
 
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
 
Document ID Document Title Document in Effect Proposed Document
7076 VDOE Supplemental Guidance for Evaluation and Eligibility in Special Education and Sample Eligibility Forms and Disability Worksheets n/a pdf Proposed Document Updated on 10/12/2021
 
Contact Information
 
Name:
Dr. Samantha Hollins
        Title:
Asst. Supt for Special Education & Student Serv.
 
Email:
samantha.hollins@doe.virginia.gov
 
Address:
101 N. 14th Street
 
City:
Richmond
State:  
VA
Zip:  
23219
 
Phone:
(804)786-8079
Fax:  
()-
 
The Virginia Register
 

Publication Date: 8/16/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 26
The public comment period began upon publication and extended for 30 days. It ended on 9/15/2021.
View Comments      There are 35 comments. The last comment was entered on 9/15/2021

Effective Date:  9/16/2021 
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