In evaluating culturally and linguistically diverse students, the Kennett Consolidated School District utilizes a comprehensive approach for determining the instructional needs of each student and possible eligibility for special education. The district also provides for translation of all documents and interpreter services, as needed, in order to assure parent participation in, and understanding of the evaluation process. All state and federal special education regulations are in place.
Students with limited English proficiency will not be evaluated for a suspected learning disability or mild mental retardation until the following criterion has been met:
The student has received a minimum of two full years of verifiable instruction in the approved curriculum in the area(s) of concern using documented, research-based practices, in a language the student could understand, without making reasonable educational progress.
The Evaluation Report is compiled utilizing the following data, with careful consideration of all factors that could impact student achievement.
Completed by classroom teacher, guidance, ESL teacher and/or IST teacher and parent:
Completed by school nurse and/or parent:
Completed by team member other than classroom teacher:
Completed by guidance counselor and/or ESL teacher and parent:
Completed by classroom, ESL teacher, reading specialist, IST teacher, and/or bilingual specialist:
Completed by psychologist or bilingual psychologist and ESL teacher or bilingual/ specialist, as needed: