What is an IEE?
Federal regulations state explicitly that parents of a child with a disability have a right to obtain an IEE. An IEE is broadly defined as "an evaluation conducted by a qualified examiner who is not employed by the public agency (e.g., School District) responsible for the education of the child in question. An IEE may be obtained by parents at their own expense or at public expense. 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.
An Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) can be obtained at school district expense if:
1) The parent disagrees with the results, conclusions or recommendations of the school district
2) If the school district did not assess the student in all areas of suspected disability.