• Evaluation Process


    To qualify for speech and language services, a student first needs to complete the intervention process detailed on the previous page.  Formalized evaluations consist of a series of assessments to determine the student's strengths and weaknesses in the areas of articulation and expressive, receptive or social language.  

    Qualifying measures are as follows:

    1. To qualify for articulation services, a student needs to receive a standard score of 70 or below (two standard deviations below the mean) on one standardized assessment.  In most cases, a classroom observation and a language sample will be completed to determine the student's abilities to use appropriate articulation in an unstructured setting. 

    2. To qualify for expressive or receptive language services, a student needs to receive a standard score of 70 or below on two standardized assessments.  Again, a classroom observation and a language sample may be completed to determine expressive and receptive language skills in an unstructured setting.