TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
SUBTITLE A: EDUCATION
CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SUBCHAPTER f: INSTRUCTION FOR SPECIFIC STUDENT POPULATIONS
PART 226 SPECIAL EDUCATION
SECTION 226.840 QUALIFICATIONS OF EVALUATORS


 

Section 226.840   Qualifications of Evaluators

 

The following list identifies the credentials required to administer certain types of evaluations.  Where no requirements are established, an evaluation may be performed by an individual who is qualified to administer it according to the technical specifications of the publisher.

 

TYPE

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Academic Performance

Professional educator license or approval issued under Section 226.810 appropriate for the age or disability of the child, or professional educator license with a school support personnel endorsement for school psychologist or school counselor.  (See Article 21B of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/Art. 21B] and the State Board's rules at 23 Ill. Adm. Code 1 and 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.)

 

 

Adapted Physical Education

Professional educator license endorsed for physical education with approval in adapted physical education (23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.43).

 

 

Assistive Technology

To the extent that a test is used in performing this assessment, qualification for administering the test according to the instructions provided by the test's publisher.

 

 

Audiological

License to practice as an audiologist issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation pursuant to the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act [225 ILCS 110].

 

 

Clinical Psychological

License issued pursuant to the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act [225 ILCS 15].

 

 

Cultural Background Assessment

Professional educator license with a school support personnel endorsement for school psychologist, school social worker, or school counselor.

 

 

Hearing Screening

License to practice as an audiologist issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation pursuant to the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act [225 ILCS 110]; professional educator license with a school support personnel endorsement for speech and language pathologist or special preschool-age 21 endorsement  for speech and language pathologist (23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.43 or 25.252); or certificate of training issued by the Department of Public Health (77 Ill. Adm. Code 675).

 

 

Learning Processes Evaluation

Professional educator license with a school support personnel endorsement for school psychologist or LBS I endorsement.

 

 

Medical Review

Meet the requirements set forth in Section 226.160 of this Part, as applicable.

 

 

Neurological Evaluation

Licensure/registration issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation pursuant to the Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 60].

 

 

Occupational Therapy Evaluation

Certificate/Registration issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation pursuant to the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act [225 ILCS 75].

 

 

Orientation/Mobility

Certification for orientation/mobility instruction and evaluation (Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals, 4732 North Oracle Road, Suite 217, Tucson AZ 85705, or predecessor credential issued by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1703 North Beauregard Street, Suite 440, Alexandria VA 22311).

 

 

Physical Therapy Evaluation

Certificate/registration issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation pursuant to the Illinois Physical Therapy Act [225 ILCS 90].

 

 

Psychiatric Evaluation

Licensure/registration issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation pursuant to the Medical Practice Act of 1987.

 

 

School Psychological

Professional educator license with a school support personnel endorsement  for school psychologist.

 

 

Social Developmental Study (Adaptive Behavior, Cultural Background, Family History)

Professional educator license with a school support personnel endorsement  for social worker, school counselor, or school psychologist (23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.215, 25.225, or, as applicable, 25.230 or 25.235).

 

 

Speech and Language Assessment

Professional educator license with a special preschool-age 21 speech and language pathologist endorsement (23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.43), or school support personnel endorsement for speech and language pathologist (23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.252).

 

 

Vision Screening

Certificate of training issued by the Department of Public Health (77 Ill. Adm. Code 675).

 

(Source:  Amended at 40 Ill. Reg. 2220, effective January 13, 2016)