INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP)
What is an individualized education program?
After your child is determined to be eligible for special education and related services, a meeting will be held to develop your child’s IEP. The IEP should describe how your child currently performs and your child’s specific instructional needs. The IEP must include measurable annual goals and short term objectives or benchmarks.
Who must attend the IEP meeting?
Student, if appropriate - beginning at age 14, the student must be invited to attend the IEP meeting to meet the requirements for transition planning.
- Regular education teacher (to the extent appropriate), if the student is or will be participating in regular education
- Special education teacher (or special education provider where appropriate)
- At least one child study team member
- Case Manager
- School district representative
- Others at the discretion of the parent or school district
- If transition will be discussed at the IEP meeting, a representative of any other agency likely to provide or pay for services.