Assessment Tools

Multidisciplinary evaluation teams should meet to determine the most appropriate evaluation tools based on the student's abilities and needs and the team's concerns. According to Rule, 6A-6.0331, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), “a variety of assessment tools” must be used and should be:

  • technically sound, 
  • selected and administered so as not to be discriminatory on a racial or cultural basis,
  • in the student’s native language or other mode of communication and in the form most likely to yield accurate information, 
  • valid and reliable, 
  • *administered by trained and knowledgeable personnel, and 
  • selected and administered so as to best ensure that if an assessment is administered to a student with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills, the assessment results accurately reflect the student’s aptitude or achievement level or whatever other factors the test purports to measure, rather than reflecting the student’s sensory, manual, or speaking skills, unless those are the factors the test purports to measure (Rule, 6A-6.0331, F.A.C.).

*The following projects/agencies may be available to assist with evaluation processes in a district where capacity for personnel trained and knowledgeable in the areas of deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) and/or dual-sensory impaired (DSI) is not available:

Once assessments are completed, the team may collect and organize data using the Florida Individual Performance Profile for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (FLIPP). The FLIPP is an optional resource designed as a multi-purpose data-based discussion tool that presents a "picture" of standardized and functional assessments for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). The FLIPP was developed to assist IEP/504 teams in determining a student’s needs in multiple facets of their educational programming, including placement in the least restrictive environment. It is not an assessment by itself; rather, it is a tool to profile the results of the various assessments conducted.

Florida Individual Performance Profile (FLIPP)
First page of the PDF file: FLIPP-2021


Florida DHH Eligibility Minimum Required Assessments

Available Assessment Tools