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How Is Eligibility for Special Education Determined?

When the evaluation is completed, eligibility is determined collaboratively at a meeting with the parents and members of the child study team, teacher(s), and any other personnel as appropriate. To be eligible for special education and related services:

  • A student must have a disability according to one of the eligibility categories as listed in NJAC 6A:14
  • The disability must adversely affect the student’s educational performance, and
  • The student must be in need of special education and/or related services