125A.56 Alternate instruction required before assessment referral; waiver.
(a) Before a pupil is referred for a special education assessment, the district must conduct and document at least two instructional strategies, alternatives, or interventions while the pupil is in the regular classroom. The pupil's teacher must provide the documentation. A special education assessment team may waive this requirement when they determine the pupil's need for the assessment is urgent. This section may not be used to deny a pupil's right to a special education assessment.
(b) A school district shall use alternative intervention services, including the assurance of mastery program under section 124D.66 and the supplemental early education program under section 124D.081, to serve at-risk students who demonstrate a need for alternative instructional strategies or interventions.