Independent Educational Evaluation
We conduct independent educational evaluations (IEE). Federal law defines an
IEE broadly as "an evaluation conducted by a qualified examiner who is not
employed by the public agency responsible for the education of the child in
question." 34 C.F.R. 300.503. Thus, an IEE is not limited to evaluating only a
child's academic or cognitive skills, but may include the evaluation of any skill
related to the child's educational needs. A parent has the right to an evaluation
that is completed by an unbiased third-party if the parent disagrees with an
evaluation obtained by the public agency. These assessments can be related to
cognitive, academic, emotional, behavioral, social, or communication needs.

Federal regulations require that parents and school personnel act as equal
participants in the development of a child's IEP and that the parents'
participation in the IEP process must be meaningful. In many cases, independent
evaluations provide support for the parents' opinions and requests. Parents are
not the only ones to find IEEs valuable. Sometimes, school districts request IEEs
when they lack the personnel or expertise to conduct a particular type of
evaluation. In other instances, a school district may seek an IEE to assuage
parental concerns about the fairness or accuracy of an evaluation.

For more information regarding parental rights or Independent Educational
Evaluations, please contact our office.

Baker Neuropsychology
Jason J. Baker, Ph.D.
Phone: (602) 274 - 1462 | Fax: (602) 274 - 7402 | Email:

1515 E. Missouri Ave. Suite #110
Phoenix, Arizona 85014

Baker Neuropsychology

Phone: (602) 274 - 1462 | Fax: (602) 274 - 7402 | Email: