Please double check the law quoted in here since the regulations can move from time to time. I hope you find this helpful!
Dear (Principal,Guidance Counselor, or School Psychologist's name),
I would like to request comprehensive educational testing for my child ________________ who is in _____ grade at __________________school.
I would like a full psycho-educational evaluation together with appropriate testing for learning disabilities. I request my child be tested in all suspected areas of disability (34 CFR 300.304), including the areas (in this area to add any specific disability such as of auditory processing, executive function, OT, speech and language, reading disability, etc).
I understand I need to sign a consent form so the school can conduct the evaluation (34 CFR 300.300). If I do not hear from you in three days I will call to set up a time to sign the consent form.
After testing, and at least 5 days prior to attending the IEP team meeting to discuss the testing results [34 CFR 300.613(a)], I request I have a chance to review the result and ask any questions I have with the evaluator so that I may be an active part of the team (34 CFR 300.321).
I understand the school system has 60 days to complete testing and hold a meeting to discuss eligibility [34 CFR 300.301(c)(1)(i)]. Please note, at the IEP meeting I will be recording the meeting and any subsequent IEP meetings. I want to make sure I do not miss anything and an audio recording will help me immensely. I look forward to meeting with you on that date.
When you deliver your letter to the school you need to do so in one of two methods.
Method 1: Write the letter and print out two copies. Take one copy to the post office and send the letter certified mail with signature card and return receipt. Once you get the signature card back take it and staple it to the other copy you saved. This copy should then be placed in a file folder, or better yet, hole punched and put into a three ring binder you use and organize for your child each year.
Method 2: Print off two copies. Take both copies into the front office and ask the secretary to stamp both copies as received with the school stamp WITH DATE! You will give her one of the copies to deliver and the other will be retained for your files.
It is important you keep up with ALL paperwork and have it stored in one place. I also like to scan all paperwork and store it in a cloud. I like Dropbox for this purpose because it accepts all file types (so audio records along with paper docs) and it is easy to share files if I wish to do so. I am not associated with Dropbox in any way. I just like their product. :) I hope this helps. If you have questions please write me a post. I will answer your questions to the best of my abilities.