What is an IEP?
An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is a document which outlines a student’s present level of academic functioning and identifies special education needs as well as sets specific special education goals that are determined by the evaluation for the student to work towards. An IEP is required by law for all students who receive special education services. An IEP will typically include:
- A statement of the student’s present level of performance
- Specific educational goals for the student
- Special education services, modifications, and accommodations that will be provided to help the student reach their goals
- Information on how progress towards the goals will be measured
- A plan to help students transition to life after high school (beginning in 9th grade)