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Evaluation and Eligibility


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by Barbara Bateman, Ph.D., J.D.

47 min


Evaluation and Eligibility

U.S. National

47 min


Nationwide, approximately one in every eight students is eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

To be eligible for the benefits of IDEA, a student must be evaluated and found to have at least one of the disabilities recognized by IDEA, and a need for special education and related services because of that disability. This course will familiarize school staff with the process of evaluation and the pathways of eligibility for IDEA. We'll discuss evaluation responsibilities, the process of determining eligibility and eligibility decisions and categories.





Course Author


Barbara Bateman, Ph.D., J.D.

Professor Emeritus of Special Education, University of Oregon

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