District Process for Determination of a Specific Learning Disability

Ingham Intermediate School District is committed to the practice and implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and will use Response to Intervention (RtI) data and the following considerations to determine the existence of a Specific Learning Disability:

Essential Considerations for Eligibility Decisions:

  • Has the student received appropriate instruction in the general education setting?
  • Has the student received evidence-based interventions that are targeted to his or her area(s) of need, in addition to core instruction?
  • Does the student demonstrate insufficient progress (response to instruction & interventions) and inadequate achievement (gap between student and appropriate peer group)?
  • Have appropriate data been collected to assess the student's response to the instruction/interventions, and have those data been shared systematically with the student's parents and/or caretakers?
  • What relevant behavior was observed, and how did it affect academic functioning?
  • Have data been used to rule out exclusionary factors?
  • Does the student require specially designed instruction?

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Each local educational agency and public school academy in Michigan is required to publicly post the process used to determine the existence of a Specific Learning Disability (SLD).

Specific Learning Disability Evaluation and Eligibility Guidelines