Letter Requesting Special Education Evaluation

If you need to write a letter to a school official about requesting a special education evaluation for a child, here’s a sample template you can use to write the letter.

Dear [Name of School Official],

We are writing to request a Special Education Program evaluation for [child’s name] who is in Grade [level] at [school name].

We noticed that [he/she] is struggling in school and we have reason to believe that


needs special attention. [He/she] [cite specific concerns] and [cite specific concerns]. We have [action taken] to correct the problem. Unfortunately, it was not successful.

I will contact your office within the week to set up a schedule for a meeting. I want to discuss with you personally how the evaluation process works. I also have a few questions that I want to clarify with you before the evaluation. I am looking forward to speaking with you.


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