Identification Process

  • All students suspected of having dyslexia or a related disorder are referred for a Full Individual and Initial Evaluation (FIIE) through the Special Education Department. Students in any grade level may be referred. 

    Staff will complete testing that follows the guidelines from the Texas Dyslexia Handbook, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA). Data such as formal testing measures, family history, grade history, parent and teacher input, state assessment scores, informal assessment data, etc. will be collected.  All data is compiled into a report that is then considered by the Admission, Review, and Dismissal committee. 

    An ARD committee meeting will be scheduled and held at the student's campus. At this meeting (which is attended by a group of persons knowledgeable about the student, including parents), all data will be considered and a determination of placement and services will be made.