Questions Regarding Eligibility and Diagnostic Determinations


Practitioners inquiring about how to use Riverside Insights’ assessments in the process of eligibility determinations, diagnosis, and/or in specific court/legal related matters, are best supported by consulting with their special education and organizational leadership. Practitioners should consult with special education leadership and local agencies regarding the use of scores for evaluation, eligibility, diagnostic, and for legal purposes. 


If changes are desired in the eligibility/diagnostic process, it is strongly recommended that practitioners work with their special education leadership. They can work with their leadership to determine the changes that will be the most appropriate and applicable for their organization, based on the laws and regulations of their given locality/region/area. Note that organizational leadership would have the delegated power to enact changes to eligibility determinations and the process of diagnosing in their setting.


As the laws and regulations of given localities/regions/areas can vary vastly from location to location, Riverside Insights is unable to provide specific guidance related to changes/alterations that organizations should make regarding their testing procedures. Riverside Insights also is unable to provide specific guidance regarding eligibility determinations, diagnostic impressions, and/or legal direction regarding a practitioner's cases. 

Riverside Insights does provide information regarding the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the derived scores from a given assessment (e.g., what an RPI score is, what a Standard Score is, what a BDI-3 Total Score is, etc.). 


If possible, it is strongly recommended that inquiring practitioners also refer to local agencies (e.g., state associations of education and/or psychology) who will have the most familiarity with their localities laws and regulations concerning psychological and educational assessment for any questions regarding the use of specific scores for evaluation purposes, and/or for any inquiries related to their eligibility determination, classification, and/or diagnostic process.