Special Education : Individualized Education Program (IEP)

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written plan developed for each student eligible under IDEA that describes how the school district will educate the student.  The parent(s) and a team of educators develop the IEP based on the available information about the student.  IDEA requires that school districts include comprehensive information about the student on the IEP, including:

  • Academic goals
  • Services the student will receive
  • Prescribed management of the student’s behaviors (if needed)
  • Accommodations to be provided in the general education and special education classrooms
  • Accommodations to be provided on statewide assessments
  • Type of statewide assessment in which the student will participate
  • Prescribed assistive technology (if needed)
  • Transition services and post-secondary outcomes

The IEP is the tool used to determine what services a student receives and what a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) means for that student.


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