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Guidelines for Assessment

San Jose Unified adheres to the following guidelines for student assessments:

  • The student will be assessed only after the district receives the signed Assessment Plan
  • The student will be assessed in all areas related to the suspected disability
  • The assessment will be administered in your child’s primary language or an interpreter will be provided
  • The assessment will be administered by qualified personnel and include a variety of appropriate tests to measure your child’s strengths and needs.
  • The assessment will be adapted for students with impaired sensory, physical, or speaking skills
  • A multidisciplinary team, including at least one teacher or other specialist with knowledge in the area of your child’s suspected disability, will assess your child.
  • Testing and assessment materials and procedures must not be racially, culturally, or sexually discriminatory

Students who have a disability and meet specific eligibility criteria according to the laws and regulations outlined by the California Education Code and Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may qualify for special education. The legal definitions and eligibility criteria are accessible by visiting the IDEA website.

  • Autism
  • Deafness
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities 
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment 
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment