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Evaluation basics

Sample Letters for Requesting Evaluations and Reports

By Amanda Morin

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Once you’ve decided to request a formal evaluation for special education services, it’s important to put your request in writing. Sending a letter documents your concerns. It also outlines what you and the school have already done to help your child.

After you request an evaluation, the next step is for your child’s school to approve or deny the request. If it’s approved, you’ll receive an evaluation plan. You can either accept or reject the plan.

Below are sample letters you can use to communicate with the school. Keep in mind that every situation is different, so you’ll need to customize the letters for your needs.

Graphic of a sample letter to request evaluations and reports

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