While the decisions of the Language Proficiency Team are critically important, decisions made by evaluators and the CSE will affect more students more often. Culturally and linguistically appropriate evaluations are the foundation of appropriate actions by the CSE.
Teachers College at Columbia University’s Leaders Project has posted a great series of videos featuring Dr. Catherine Crowley on distinguishing between difference, disorder, or gap. In this series she draws on current regulations and evidence-based practices to conduct a culturally and linguistically appropriate evaluation. You can find the series here: https://www.leadersproject.org/category/all-menus/disability-evaluations/school-age-disability-video-modules/