Appeals must be based upon one of the following conditions:

Specific criteria related to the testing conditions

Misapplication or miscalculation of the scores

The data collected for all Kindergarten, 1st and 5th grade students are part of the screening process. A team of highly qualified educators objectively reviewed school performance data of all Kindergarten, 1st and 5th grade students to determine those who may benefit from specialized academic instruction.  The results are utilized to determine if there is a need for further testing and possible inclusion in advanced learning services.  Appeals for Domain-Specific services will not be accepted for students under Step 1 – Data Review.  

Appeals may only be submitted after Step 2 – Notification/Further Review or Step 3 – Cognitive Testing.

Appeals must be based upon one of the two reasons listed to the left. If you believe one of these conditions applies to your child, you will need to submit an appeals form within ten days of receiving results. Illness will not be considered a valid reason for appeal.

BSD utilizes an equitable identification process, therefore private IQ test results will not be considered. 

Appeals are reviewed by an Appeals Committee that consists of the Department Administrator, Psychologist, Principal, and Teacher. All submitted documents are closely and carefully reviewed. Parents should not request information or recommendations be provided by the classroom teacher. The Appeals Committee will request teacher input, as needed. The Committee is looking for evidence that the results of the testing are not a true representation of the child’s abilities. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.