Each school district and public school academy in Michigan is required to publicly post

the process it uses to determine the existence of a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) for

Special Education eligibility. Consistent with the requirement, Holton School District

reports the following:

For determination of a SLD, a
Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) is

currently used in all buildings, at all grade levels. In order for a child to be eligible, s/he

must meet the following criterion as part of the determination process.

Exhibits a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement,

or both, relative to age, Michigan grade-level standards, or intellectual

development, that is determined to be relevant to the identification of a

specific learning disability.

Assessment that addresses each of the areas above must be conducted to meet the federal

requirement for a full and individual evaluation.