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You could make a complaint to the state education agency or request mediation.Contact your state parent training & information center. JG: Emily, Did the Team explain why the accommodation was no longer valid?
Parent advocate is also telling me that I can‚Äôt do anything about it.I am an educator and accommodate students daily, did I miss something?Chuck: Emily, are they saying that the accommodation is not valid for state testing, instruction or both?I have been very firm with the Special Ed Director in insisting that it is our job to determine their disability. My parents are unable to afford a trip to the doctor and I don’t think they should have to. Morning: Mari, I want to applaud you for being such a strong advocate for students.Meanwhile the year is ticking away and these kids will leave me and be out of my reach. I know of many students with ADHD who are not on medication with documentation from their doctors. I would encourage you to educate the parents on how to navigate the school system and refer the parents to state resources to help them.I admire your persistence— Jennifer: Mari, while I feel your pain, I have never heard of a school being allowed to diagnose ADHD.
There surely are some resources that can help these parents obtain the services they need.
You can ask that any new accommodation be tested out for a certain period of time.
Then the Team can meet again when this time period is up, to determine if the accommodation is working or if a new one should be tried.
You could check with your state’s testing manual to check this.
Whatever the reason, the Team should discuss whether a new testing accommodation is needed (the testing manual can be helpful for this).
One potential reason I can think of is the use of that accommodation on statewide standardized testing.