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5 - Disabilities - Exceptionalities

The New Mexico Public Education Department has issued a guidance document entitled, New Mexico Technical Evaluation and Assistance Manual: Determining Eligibility for IDEA Part B Special Education Services (NM TEAM).

The NM TEAM presents a sustained effort to standardize evaluation and assessment procedures and eligibility criteria in every IDEA disability category across New Mexico.  School districts are expected to attend to the recommendations that NM TEAM establishes.

Albuquerque Public Schools, by reference in this procedural directive and through staff professional development (as appropriate), shall inform appropriate personnel of this guidance document.  Albuquerque Public Schools shall utilize the guidance of NM TEAM.

Specific Learning Disabilities

In the specific learning disability category, the expectations in NM TEAM establish the official New Mexico Public Education Department eligibility policy, to which the district is now required to adhere under the Final Regulations of the IDEA 2004.

Albuquerque Public Schools shall utilize NM TEAM’s guidance for specific learning disabilities.

Albuquerque Public Schools by reference in this procedural directive, and through staff professional development (as appropriate), shall inform appropriate personnel of these guidance documents.  Albuquerque Public Schools shall comply with the Public Education Department’s required elements and utilize its guidance.

Administrative Position: Chief Academic Officer

Department Director: Executive Director of Special Education

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NSBA/NEPN Classification: IHBA

Introduced: April 1, 2011
Reviewed: April 12, 2011
Adopted: April 22, 2011
Reviewed: October 12, 2012
Revised: October 12, 2012

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