Notify School District That You Disagree
Notify the school district, in writing, that you disagree with its assessment and request that it fund an independent educational evaluation.
You Do Not Need to Give Your Reasons
Although the school district may ask you to explain your disagreement, you do not have to give any explanation beyond the fact that you disagree.
You Can Select the Assessor
The school district is required to provide you with guidelines for the IEE, such as the type of qualifications required to conduct the particular assessment. The school district may also suggest possible assessors. However, the school district cannot insist that you use one of its proposed assessors. You are free to have the assessment done by any qualified individual of your choosing.
Be Prepared to Defend Your Position
School districts have the right dispute your request for an IEE by filing for due process. If you can afford to pay for the IEE yourself, you should do so. That way, your expert will be in a position to testify as to why the school district's assessment was not appropriate.