All special education teachers know about the three-year reevaluation. Every three years, we are required to take a look at our students’ progress, behavior, medical and family information and any changes that may have occurred in their lives during this time. As teachers, we complete assessments, complete observation forms and fill in the data collected three years ago so it can easily be compared to new data. General education teachers and parents also complete observation forms and share any other relevant information.
What’s the point of all this? We are determining whether or not the student continues to need special education services and if the current services are meeting his or her needs.