We are in a data-driven world here in education. But the challenge is that so much of the information is next to impossible to interpret. As educators, it's easy to get wrapped up in state standardized assessment results. So when you are thrown a child's IEP it can be hard to make sense of all those tests and how they correlate to what you are seeing on state standardized testing...and more importantly, in the classroom.
Typically a comprehensive evaluation (either the IEP Eligibility, Triennial Testing Report, or a Private evaluation) should consist of testing in one or more of the following areas: