IEP explained

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An Individualized Educational Plan or IEP, is a
plan that is created to help heighten the
academic success of a student.  The IEP is
created to fit the specific needs of that
student.  It serves to aid the teacher, the
parents, and even the student by helping them
 to understand the way the students learns
best and adapting lesson or bringing in out of classroom specialist to aid the student in
meeting his/her academic goals.
Wikipedia definition:
- To help insure a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and other important laws 
                FAPE               IDEA          LRE         Section 504
- equal communication between parents/ guardian and staff
- commitment to resources
- Outlined Instructional program
- Monitoring of document (provided services)
- Evaluation of progress (determining whether benchmarks are met)
- development of special instruction to meet the needs of an individual
  1. The IEP Process


    Stage 1: Pre-referral - Recognition of an issue and screening individual. Changing environment of individual in classroom and home environment to identify whether problem can be resolved 


    Stage 2.  Referral - Individual is non-responsive to previous stage and referred for special education services


    Stage 3: Identification - Gathering a variety of information: assessments examining the student's: family members, interpersonal relationships, intellectual developmental capabilities, as well as, academic records, learning styles and social behaviors  


    Stage 4: Eligibility: IEP Committee evaluates data from stage 4, determines the disability, and the environment most appropriate for the individual


    Stage 5: Development: IEP Committee determines necessary services and accommodations based on information collected from previous stages


    Stage 6: Implementation: IEP has been created and finalized and now launched. Teachers are now responsible for providing students with necessary accommodations


    Stage 7: Evaluations and Reviews: Frequent assessment of the IEP to determine if student is responsive to the program. If he/she is not, then the committee will revise it to reach attainable goals.

Who's involved?

IEP (start to finish)

IEP explained