An Individual Education Program (IEP) is a written statement for a child with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in a meeting in accordance with §§300.341-300.350.
An IEP is a written special education plan developed to meet the individual needs of the student. The following people must be in attendance:
- special education teacher
- regular education teacher
- Local Education Agency representative (LEA)
- School Counselor
- Supervisor of Special Education
- Director of Special Education
- Other staff members who work with the student or may be involved in the student's programming may also attend the meeting.
There are several parts of the IEP:
- Front cover page - demographic information and signatures
- Present Levels - including strengths and needs
- Transition pages
- Goals and objectives
- Specially Designed Instruction
- Related Services
- Extended School Year
- Accommodations for state and district testing
- Extent to which the student is not included in regular education
- Amount and type of service
The team must meet at least once a year to revisit the student's IEP and make any appropriate changes to ensure the student is making meaningful progress.
All staff members working with the student have a right to read the current IEP and are expected to implement the student's program as listed in the document.