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Identification and Placement Criteria

Eligibility Information


The Snoqualmie Valley School District, in compliance with WA 392-170-076, has developed an appeal process.  Appeals will be considered based on outlined criteria only. 

An appeal of the final placement decision may be filed when based on one of 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.

  4. A misapplication or miscalculation of scores by the multidisciplinary selection committee.

To file an appeal, you must use the Selection Decision Appeal Form The form must be completed and returned to the district Teaching and Learning office within ten (10) working days following the notification of score results. All appeals will go before the Highly Capable Advisory Committee and you will be notified of the decision by mail. The purpose of the Highly Capable Advisory Committee is to consider individual circumstances, based on the criteria above, which may have impacted the student’s evaluation data. The decision of the Highly Capable Advisory Committee is final. Outside assessments will not be considered.  Illness will not be considered a valid reason for appeal.   

Selection Decision Appeal Form English 

Selection Decision Appeal Form Spanish