What We Look for in Documentation

The Seven Basic Criteria

  1. The diagnosis is clearly stated.
  2. The information is current.
  3. The student’s educational, developmental, and medical history is presented.
  4. The diagnosis is supported.
  5. The functional limitation is described.
  6. The recommended accommodations are justified.
  7. The evaluators’ professional credentials are established.


If the student has an IEP or 504 plan in place, do they still need to submit a request for accommodation?

Yes, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), 504 plans, and doctor's notes are usually not sufficient by themselves. Each request must be supported by documentation, including appropriate academic and diagnostic test scores.

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