Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) are written for children ages 3-21 who are in special education programs. They:
• Include accommodations and modifications
• Can provide related services such as occupational therapist, physical therapist, and speech language therapist
• Allow the student to keep the same placement and stay in the regular classroom
• Include safe guards: Parental notices of evaluation or placement, Parental review of records, and Impartial hearing for appeal.
• Include possible accommodations categories, such as: Presentation of information, Response, Behavior, Timing, Test scheduling, Organization, Setting, Classroom assignment, Volume of work, Worksheet testing, and Seating arrangement.
The following will be documented in an IEP:
• The child’s present levels of academic achievement and functional performance;
• The annual goals for the child to accomplish in the academic year;
• The special education and related services to be provided to the child;
• Notation of how much of the school day the child will be educated separately from other children and in the classroom;
• The modifications that will be made for testing, including state assessments;
• Description of when services and modifications will begin, how often they will be provided, where they will be provided, and for how long; and
• Documentation of how the child’s progress towards his/her annual goals will be evaluated.
For more information on IEPs, see the Resource Guide.