Specialized Learning Department
Red Oak ISD strives to provide appropriate programs for all students. The district provides facilities, personnel, and supportive services to aid students in learning at the pace and in the manner most appropriate for their capabilities. Dedicated educators continually strive to plan, establish, and implement special education programs that meet the needs of the growing community. As the needs of the population change, Red Oak ISD modifies programs to meet student needs.
Students from ages 3 through 21, (birth through 21 with visual or auditory impairment) residing within the Red Oak ISD boundaries, may be eligible for special education services. Parents, teachers, and other Red Oak ISD staff identify and refer these students for a Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE). An Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee determines the student’s eligibility and educational need based on state criteria. Full and Individual Evaluations are available by appropriate referral to students residing within Red Oak ISD. Evaluation personnel serve each school by administering evaluations, making recommendations for IEP development, and assisting school staff.
Child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) as having and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.
- Orthopedic Impairment
- Other Health Impairment
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Visual Impairment
- Intellectual Disability
- Emotional Disturbance
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech/Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Multiple Disabilities
- Non-Categorical Early Childhood
The Special Education Program in Red Oak ISD is ready and anxious to serve all eligible students. All children with disabilities residing in the State—regardless of the severity of their disabilities and who need special education and related services—must be identified, located, and evaluated.
Parents are an important resource and support for our students and significantly contribute to their success. Their participation is a vital component of the total educational process. Parents and the school form a team effort to provide quality services to exceptional children.
5th & 8th Grade STAAR Information
For students in grades 5 and 8, who do not perform satisfactorily on the first administration of the STAAR reading and/or math assessment, the ARD committee must meet before the second administration.
At this time, the committee shall determine:
- the manner in which the student will participate in an accelerated instruction program; and
- whether the student will be promoted or retained
At the meeting the committee, may promote the student to the next grade level if the committee concludes that the student has made sufficient progress in the measurable annual goals contained in the student’s individualized education program. A school district that promotes a student under this option is not required to provide additional opportunity for the student to perform satisfactorily on the assessment instrument.
Private School Students
All state requirements concerning child find, referral, evaluation, and determination of eligibility are applicable.