Special Education Testing
What to Expect For Students K-12
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Appointment Based Special Education Testing
If your child WAS or IS due to receive special education evaluations, please read below.
Prior to testing, you will be contacted by the evaluator to schedule your child’s testing session.
On the day of your child’s scheduled testing session, the school psychologist, special educator, or related service provider, will either (1) give you a phone number to call upon arrival or (2) greet you at your car at the scheduled time. The following screening questions will need to be asked before your child can exit the car to enter the school building.
- Is your child feeling sick or exhibiting any of the following symptoms (fever, chills or shaking chills, Temperature of 100.0 F (37.7 C) or higher, loss of taste or smell, cough, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, headache, sore throat, fatigue or unusual tiredness with one other symptom, body pain or ache, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, runny nose or congestion)?
Has your child been confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19?
Has your child potentially been exposed to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19?
Has your child traveled/returned within the last 14 days from out of state to any states NOT on the approved travel list?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, the assessment must be rescheduled
Once the staff person has asked the screening questions, your child can exit the car and proceed into the school for the testing session.
Both your child and the staff person will be required to wear a mask/ face covering that covers their nose and mouth for the duration of the testing session.
The only exception to this will be if your child has a medical condition preventing them from using a mask. If this is the case, please let the staff person know this ahead of the testing session.
Clear disposable face masks will be provided and used when necessary to ensure the validity of the assessment.
Prior to the testing session, care will be taken to ensure that any testing materials to be handled by your child (i.e. manipulatives, writing utensils, etc.) are properly cleaned and sanitized.
During the testing session:
your child and the staff person will be seated at a table/desk directly across from each other. For added safety and protection, a plexiglass shield will be placed in the middle of the table/desk.
Your child will be seated at a student desk and the staff person will be seated at a table/desk. For added safety protection, a plexiglass shield will be placed in the middle of the table/desk.
During the testing session, your child will be permitted to take breaks as needed; however, your child will be required to remain in the testing area during this time. Mask/ face covering breaks will also be permitted at this time as long as 6 feet of distance is maintained between the child and the school staff person.
Depending on the anticipated length of the testing session, your child may wish to bring a snack and a bottle of water. For testing sessions that extend through the lunch hour, your child is encouraged to bring a bag lunch, which he/ she will be permitted to eat outside (with supervision and weather permitting)
The staff person will determine an agreed upon pick up time with you.
Upon arrival to pick up your child, please wait in your car and the staff person will escort your child outside.