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Sample Letter Requesting Independent Evaluation

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Address of administrator and school


My (son/daughter) who is currently attending (school, grade, teacher) was evaluated for special education services ___-___-___ (month, date, year).  I am writing to inform you that I disagree with the evaluation results and would like to have my child re-evaluated.  I am requesting an independent educational evaluation at public expense for the following reasons:

(Briefly list your reasons.  Be very specific.)

My plan for obtaining the evaluation is __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please contact me so that we may work together and proceed without delay.  My daytime phone number is….



Your Name

cc: Director of Special Education





Tips for Parents When Requesting and Independent Evaluation:

  • · Make your request in writing.
  • · Keep the letter brief and to the point.
  • · Be sure to keep a copy for your records.