Individualized Education Progam
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is designed for each student with disabilities by a team including:
- Parents or guardians
- At least one of the student's general education teachers
- The special education teacher and/or the special education related service provider as appropriate.
- A representative of the school district
- Whenever appropriate, the student with a disability
- At the discretion of the parents or the school district, other individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the student, including related services personnel as appropriate
The IEP includes a statement:
- of the student's present levels of educational performance
- of measurable annual goals, including benchmarks or short-term objectives
- of special education and related services and supplementary aids and services and a statement of program modifications or supports for school personnel to be provided for the student.
- of the extent (if any) to which the student will participate with nondisabled students in the general education class and IEP activities.
- of any individual modifications in administration of state and district-wide assessments of student achievement needed for the student to participate in the assessments.
- of the projected date for the beginning of services and modifications and anticipated frequency, location, and duration of services and modifications.
- of how progress toward annual goals will be measured.
- of transition services.
- that the student has been informed of his/her rights that will be transferred to the student upon reaching the age of majority.
The IEP must be revised when appropriate and reviewed annually.