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Understanding an IEP

Protecting the rights of children and their families under the IDEIA

  • What is the IDEIA?

  • What is an IEP?

    • IEP stands for Individualized Education Program. A written document developed by the IEP team to give information about what the student is doing in school, what the school will do to help the student and what the school will provide for the student.

  • What should be included in an IEP?

    • Present levels of educational performance​

    • Annual goals and measurement of same

    • Dates and locations for services

    • Transition services 

  • Who makes up the IEP team?

    • The IEP team may include Parents, Advocate or Attorney, General and Special Education Teachers, Principal, School District Administrator, Specialists or Therapist, Student 

  • IEP meeting tips

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    • Following the meeting make sure you receive a copy of the IEP

  • What is a 504 Plan

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