Get a pupil appraisal (evaluation)

Once you've set the process in motion, your child will be scheduled for an evaluation or pupil appraisal.

You should not have to pay anything for this!

What is the pupil appraisal?

  • It's a set of assessments (tests) done by a special education specialist at your school.
  • It helps the school learn more about your child's needs. Then they can decide if your child would benefit from special education, and what services would be best.

Click on the box below to read more about assessments:

An evaluation from the school system is also called a pupil appraisal.

It is an assessment that uses state and other guidelines to see what kind of support your child needs for their education.

They will look at these categories:

  • Educational needs

  • Health

  • Psychological profile

  • Home situation

They will assess your child's needs for these kinds of services:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • Speech

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Physical Therapy

  • Augmentative Communication

Click on the link at the bottom of the page to download a booklet about autism assessment. (It will open in a new tab or appear in the bottom corner of your screen.)


Sources: LA DOE, Organization for Autism Research, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, Danya International


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