Navigating the Oakland School District IEP process
I am getting my son, who is in 5th grade, independently tested and preliminary result show ADD with dyslexia. After a request to have him assessed with OSD to see if he can have services the school administrator is insisting on a SST (Student Success Team) meeting. At that meeting we will discuss his needs and put together a plan to address the needs. After the plan has been put in place for a minimum of 4 - 6 weeks, then we meet again to evaluate the plan and to see what is working and what is not. It it looks like the plan is working, we continue or modify as needed. If the plan isn't working we look to see what else would be appropriate, which may include testing, In my mind this is a stalling tactic and delays the actual assessment from Oakkland Special Ed by at least 2 months . Is it mandatory to do this step? Can I just insist to have him tested by OSD?