The team must include the parent, in accordance with OAR 581-015-2190 (Parent Participation – General), and two or more qualified professionals, at least one of whom is knowledgeable and experienced in the evaluation and education of children with the suspected disability. This team may be the child’s IEP team.
The team must determine a child to be eligible under this rule if the child has a disability and needs special education and related services, even though the child is advancing from grade to grade.
For a child who may have disabilities in more than one category, the team need only qualify the child under one disability category. However, the child must be evaluated in all areas related to the suspected disability or disabilities, and the child’s IEP must address all of the child’s special education needs.
The team may not find a child eligible for special education services if:
The determinant factor for that eligibility decision is:
Lack of appropriate instruction in reading, including the essential components of reading instruction, or lack of appropriate instruction in math; or