The M-Team compiles the information into an evaluation report, and the school sends a written notice to the parent(s) that includes:
• A summary of the evaluation results,
• The school’s proposal on the student’s eligibility (at 511 IAC 7-42-4 it states the written notice must include a description of any action that may be proposed),
An explanation of the reasons for the school’s proposal.
The school must prepare the written notice at least five (5) school days before the CCC
meeting, in the event the parent(s) is requesting a copy be made available prior to meeting
with the school. Although the written notice describes what the school proposes in regard to
the student’s eligibility, the ultimate decision about the student’s eligibility is made by the
The final step in the educational evaluation process is the initial CCC meeting. The CCC
reviews the evaluation results and other information, determines if the student is eligible, and
if so, develops an individualized education program.
If, at the time the parent(s) provided written consent for the educational evaluation, and
requested to receive a copy of the evaluation report prior to the CCC meeting; the school
must provide the report to the parent(s) at least five (5) school days prior to the CCC
meeting. If the parent(s) requested a meeting with someone to explain the evaluation
results prior to the CCC meeting, the school must conduct the meeting with the parent(s) at
least five (5) school days before the CCC meeting. If no request was made by the parent(s)
at the time written consent was provided, the school must provide the parent(s) with a copy
of the report at the CCC meeting.
NOTE: Article 7 specifically prohibits the M-Team from using a severe
discrepancy between academic achievement and global cognitive
functioning to demonstrate or establish that the student exhibits a pattern of
strengths and weaknesses in performance or achievement.