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  • 1. Special Education William Allan Kritsonis, PhD IEP
  • 2. What is an IEP?
    • The Individualized education Program is a written statement for a student with a disability that is developed, reviewed and revised in a meeting of a committee on Special Education.
  • 3. The law requires that the IEP must contain:
    • A statement of the childs present levels of educational performance
    • A statement of measurable annual goals including short terms objectives if the student is assessed below grade level
    • A statement of the special education, related services, supplementary aids and services, program modifications, and support for school personnel that will be provided to, or on behalf of, the child;
    • An explanation of any exclusion of the child from the regular classroom and extracurricular activities
  • 4. Cont.
    • A statement of any modifications the child will need to take statewide or district-wide assessments, such as the TAKS. If the student is assessed in some other manner (such as through the SDAA or LDAA) the IEP must specify why this decision was made and how the students progress will be assessed.
    • Dates for services to be provided, a long with the frequency, duration, and location where services will be provided; and
    • A statement of how the parents will be regularly informed of the childs progress toward achieving the annual goals.
  • 5. IDEA
    • In 1997 IDEA provided details and specific guidelines about how an IEP should be developed, reviewed and altered as necessary.
    • (The IDEA was originally enacted by Congress in 1975 to make sure that children with disabilities had the opportunity to receive a free appropriate public education, just like other children. )
  • 6. IEP represents:
    • Individualized stands for the program is focused on the unique needs of that specific student,
    • Education means that the program is geared toward learning activities and program refers to specific and clearly formulated annual goals and objectives and the means of reaching those goals and objectives.
  • 7. IEP example:
  • 8. IEP Process
    • Grade level content consideration
    • Cultivate a present level of academic achievement and functional performance
    • Craft measurable annual goals
    • Create or identify a method to measure progress
    • Connect instruction with accommodations
    • Conclude with state assessments
  • 9. Who attend IEP meetings?
    • A team including:
    • Parent
    • student if appropriate
    • general education teacher
    • special education teacher
    • Local Education agency (LEA)
    • supervisor for the specially designed instruction,
    • (34C.F.R. 300.321)
  • 10. Conclusion:
    • An IEP determines placement and consists of seventeen components. It must contain statement of the childs current level, measurable annual goals, any modifications that is needed and how the parents will be regularly informed of the childs progress.