Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs)

What is an IEE?

If you, as a parent of a child with a disability, do not agree with the results of the individualized evaluation of your child, as conducted by the school system, you have the right to obtain what is known as an Independent Educational Evaluation, or an IEE (§300.502). This means that you may ask that a professional, competent evaluator who is not employed by the school system conduct another evaluation of your child.

What areas are covered?

I specialize in Transition IEEs, focused on students (generally in high school) who are beginning their preparation for life after school and adulthood. I am also equipped to perform Educational IEEs.

Transition IEEs

A Transition IEE includes:

  • Administration of relevant academic assessments which may include and are not limited to:

    • Transition Planning Inventory (TPI)

    • Interest Determination, Exploration, and Assessment System (IDEAS)

  • Interviews

  • In-school observation(s)

  • Home and/or community-based observation(s)

  • Records review

  • Comprehensive written report of findings, recommendations, and proposed Transition goals

  • Virtual attendance at one IEP meeting (via phone or online)

 

Not to exceed 20 hours; additional time billed hourly

Educational IEEs

An Educational IEE includes:

  • Administration of relevant academic assessments which may include and are not limited to:

    • Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT)

    • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT)

  • Interviews

  • In-school observation(s)

  • Home and/or community-based observation(s)

  • Records review

  • Comprehensive written report of findings, recommendations, and proposed educational goals

  • Virtual attendance at one IEP meeting (via phone or online)

 

Not to exceed 15 hours; additional time billed hourly

How are IEEs conducted in a distance learning environment?

While in-person assessments are of course superior, I have experience conducting virtual observations and interviews during distance learning situations. I work with school districts and families to perform high-quality assessments from afar.

What does an IEE cost and who pays for it?

As of November 2021 a Transition IEE is $3,000 and an Educational IEE is $2,200. Fees are subject to change without notice; once a Service Agreement is in place the fee remains the same, subject to mutually agreed upon amendments.

 

Generally speaking, an IEE is funded by your school district. If you do not already have such funding, private funding can be arranged.

What is your travel policy?

Travel is included within and between Mono, Inyo, Kern, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties in California; travel costs outside of these areas must be discussed ahead of time and reimbursed upon completion of services