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Appeal Process

The Snoqualmie Valley School District, in compliance with WA 392-170-076, has a process for families to review and/or appeal highly capable placement decisions.  Families may submit an appeal or request a body of review within ten working days following the notification results letter for highly capable services, by completing the Highly Capable Appeal Form (see below). Appeal and review requests are typically processed by the SVSD Multidisciplinary Identification and Placement Committee (MIPC) within 30 days. 

If it was determined your student  is not in need of highly capable services, you may submit an appeal based on the following criteria:

  1. A condition or circumstance believed to have caused a misinterpretation of the testing results (ex: an incorrect birth date or grade level used in calculating assessment score).

  2. An extraordinary circumstance occurred during the testing period that may negatively affect the validity of the test results (ex. death in the family or extreme physical ailment).

  3. Suspicion of an error in the administration of the assessment.

If it was determined your student  is not in need of highly capable services and you do not agree with the decision, you may request a reexamination of the body of evidence by the MIPC.

The SVSD Multidisciplinary Identification and Placement Committee (MIPC) will  review all appeals and body of evidence requests, to consider individual circumstances, based on the criteria above, which may have impacted the student’s evaluation data. Families will be notified of the decision in writing, typically within 45 days of the submission window. Decisions of the MIPC review are final and cannot be appealed.

Appeal Form

The Appeal Form closed on May 1 at 4 p.m. Thank you.