Illinois Special Education Blog
A Case Study Evaluation (“CSE”) request is a request made to the school, asking that a student be evaluated for special education services. Note that the term “CSE” and “FIE” (Full Individual Evaluation) are used interchangeably.
Who can make a request? The parent (the educational rights holder) or public agency can make a CSE request. In Illinois, an employee of a State or local educational agency, other State agency, or a community service agency may also make the request. See 23 Ill. Admin. Code 226.110(b);
What should the request contain? A request should be made in writing and signed by the parent. Although not required, the request should also contain reasons why the student may need special education services and all areas of suspected disability;
What happens after a parent submits a CSE request? The school has 14 school days to either grant the CSE request or to deny the…
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