The school is required to evaluate your child in all areas of suspected disability. Once your child is identified as a student with special education needs, the school is required to conduct re-evaluations every three years, known as triennial evaluations. The specific evaluations used to assess your child are decided by the PPT. Parents are part of the PPT and information provided by parents must be considered by the PPT. Under IDEA, the school cannot evaluate or re-evaluate your child without your written consent. If you refuse to consent, the school may, but is not required to, seek a decision from a hearing officer at the State Department of Education, using due process, to allow the school to go forward with evaluations.