10.16.3019 CRITERIA FOR IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENT AS HAVING SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY
(1) The student may be identified as having a specific learning disability if, when provided learning experiences appropriate to the student's age or grade-level based on state approved K-12 content standards:
(a) The student does not make sufficient progress to meet age or grade level based on state approved K-12 content standards in one or more of the following areas: oral expression, listening comprehension, written expression, basic reading skill, reading fluency skills, reading comprehension, mathematics calculation, mathematics problem solving.
(b) Consistent with district procedures, evaluation teams shall use either response to scientific, research based intervention under ARM 10.16.3019A or severe discrepancy under ARM 10.16.3019B when determining whether the student is not making sufficient progress toward age or grade level based on state approved K-12 content standards.
(c) The student may not be identified as having a specific learning disability if the student's significantly low rate of progress in meeting age or grade level based on state approved K-12 content standards is primarily the result of a visual, hearing, or motor impairment; cognitive delay; emotional disturbance; environmental or economic disadvantage; cultural factors; or a lack of appropriate instruction.
History: 20-7-402, MCA; IMP, 20-7-401, 20-7-403, 20-7-414, MCA; NEW, 1993 MAR p. 1913, Eff. 8/13/93; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 69, Eff. 1/15/99; AMD & TRANS, 2000 MAR p. 1048, Eff. 7/1/00; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 678, Eff. 5/25/07.