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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.
History: 1989 c 329 art 3 s 21; 1998 c 397 art 2 s 164; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 2 s 38