What is an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)?
If the school district performs an assessment of your child and you feel it does not accurately reflect their strengths and needs, it’s probably not a thorough assessment. If you disagree with the results, you have the right to an Independent Educational Evaluation, or IEE, at public expense. An independent assessment is conducted by a qualified professional who is not employed by the school district. A private psychologist may be able to determine why your child isn’t progressing as expected and/or pinpoint specific areas where they need support, even (or especially) when the district has not been successful at doing so.
For more information about IEEs, check out our article IEP 101: Assessments and IEEs.