Updating documentation for learning disabilities
The testing process should utilize current, technically adequate and appropriate standardized instruments and should be based on a thorough examination of the student in the following areas.Any revisions or successors to the tests listed below would be included upon publication.The assessment must show evidence of discrepancies and intra-cognitive differences.
Acceptable instruments include, but are not limited to: The Wide Range Achievement Test- Revised (WRAT 3 or 4) is not a comprehensive measure of achievement, and therefore is not acceptable if used as the sole measure of achievement.
Standard scores must be provided for all normed measures.
Percentiles are also acceptable; grade equivalents are not acceptable unless standard scores and/or percentiles are also included.
In most cases, current means testing that has been conducted within the past three years.
Because the provision of all reasonable accommodations and services is based upon assessment of the current impact of the student's disabilities on his/her academic performance, it is in a student's best interest to provide recent and appropriate documentation.