Triennial Review?

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Triennial Review?
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Thu, 03-11-2010 - 10:14pm

I've been trying to read the law about this but I'm having a very ADHD day myself and can't really focus on all the legalese.

                                

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 11:27pm

Some of the laws may vary from state to state. For instance we cannot evaluate a student without parent written consent but I believe I have heard of states where that is not the case.

Also, for a 3 year review (triennial) we are required to have it complete by the 3 year date and have a meeting or we are out of compliance. I know there have been some changes in the federal law and I haven't kept up as much with that since our state laws cover that and more.

If he hasn't been evaluated in over 3 years they may be out of compliance. I would check with them if they are going to do the tri.

I feel it is beneficial even if he still qualifies for a couple reasons. 1) You can see what progress has been made on objective assessments and 2) It gives a good opportunity to look at his current strengths and needs and set goals and plan his program around that.

Often we know kids pretty well but assessments can bring out an "a ha" moment or bring to light some information on his particular learning differnece we may not have known before.

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Fri, 03-12-2010 - 4:45pm
The triennial review was beneficial for us. The school had accepted our private doctor's dx when
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Registered: 06-25-2003
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 11:14pm

The triennial should be an automatic thing, in the same way the annual review is automatic. My kids had triennials going into K and then in second going into third.

They were definitely useful because they showed progress (or not) in different areas. In fact, in Peter's first triennial, I noticed that his scores had flipped: He had always scored high on visual and low on language. Then suddenly he was high on language and low on visual. I started to ask questions about this, and explore further. Turns out the kid needed glasses. Without that test result I may not have caught that for some time.

If I were in your shoes I would definitely call the school shrink ask ask about it. "I was expecting a letter or some notification and maybe I missed it?".

-Paula

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Edited 3/13/2010 12:56 am ET by specialmomx2
-Paula

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