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1 Introduction to IEPs and Chapter 408 (for General Educators) Whittney Smith

2 Chapter 408 of the Laws of 2002 Ensures that each regular education teacher, special education teacher and related service provider, and other service providers who are responsible for the implementation of a students individualized education program (IEP) be given a copy of the students IEP prior to the implementation of the students special education program;Ensures that each regular education teacher, special education teacher and related service provider, and other service providers who are responsible for the implementation of a students individualized education program (IEP) be given a copy of the students IEP prior to the implementation of the students special education program; Requires that any copy of a students IEP remain confidential and can not be re-disclosed to any other person; andRequires that any copy of a students IEP remain confidential and can not be re-disclosed to any other person; and Requires the chairperson of the Committee on Special Education to designate a professional employee of the school district with knowledge of the students disability and education program to, prior to the implementation of the IEP, inform each teacher, assistant and support staff person of his or her responsibility relating to the implementation of the IEP and the specific accommodations, modifications and supports that must be provided for the student in accordance with the IEP.Requires the chairperson of the Committee on Special Education to designate a professional employee of the school district with knowledge of the students disability and education program to, prior to the implementation of the IEP, inform each teacher, assistant and support staff person of his or her responsibility relating to the implementation of the IEP and the specific accommodations, modifications and supports that must be provided for the student in accordance with the IEP.

3 What is an IEP? IEP stands for Individualized Education ProgramIEP stands for Individualized Education Program It is a legal document that is developed at a CSE meeting once it has been determined that a student is eligible for special education servicesIt is a legal document that is developed at a CSE meeting once it has been determined that a student is eligible for special education services It is reviewed (at least) annuallyIt is reviewed (at least) annually

4 The 7 most important sections… Recommended Classification and Placement InformationRecommended Classification and Placement Information Recommended Special Education Programs and ServicesRecommended Special Education Programs and Services –Special Education Programs –Related Services Program Modifications / Accommodations / Supplementary Aids and ServicesProgram Modifications / Accommodations / Supplementary Aids and Services Assistive Technology Devices / ServicesAssistive Technology Devices / Services Testing AccommodationsTesting Accommodations Removal from the General Education EnvironmentRemoval from the General Education Environment Standardized Test ResultsStandardized Test Results

5 Recommended Classification and Placement Information ReasonReason Decision (Classified, Declassified)Decision (Classified, Declassified) DisabilityDisability GradeGrade Extended School YearExtended School Year

6 Recommended Special Education Programs and Services Special Education ProgramsSpecial Education Programs –Resource Room, Consultant Teacher, Co- teaching, special class, etc. Related ServicesRelated Services –Counseling, OT, PT, Speech, Vision, Hearing, etc.

7 Program Modifications / Accommodations / Supplementary Aids and Services Books on TapeBooks on Tape None RequiredNone Required Safety Net for Regents ExamsSafety Net for Regents Exams Preferential SeatingPreferential Seating Refocus / RedirectionRefocus / Redirection Weekly Parent ReportsWeekly Parent Reports Braille MaterialsBraille Materials CalculatorCalculator Use of Graphic OrganizersUse of Graphic Organizers Additional time to complete tasks Check for understanding Copy of class notes Large print materials Modified Curriculum Modified grading Positive Reinforcement Plan Re-teaching of Materials Support for School Personnel

8 Assistive Technology Devices / Services

9 Testing Accommodations AmanuensisAmanuensis No ScantronsNo Scantrons Extended Time (1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0)Extended Time (1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0) Tests ReadTests Read Special LocationSpecial Location Use of CalculatorUse of Calculator Use of Spell Check DeviceUse of Spell Check Device Spelling Requirements Waived Answers recorded Revised test format Large print format Braille format Auditory amplification device Use of word processor

10 Removal from the General Education Environment Where students do not participate in the general education programWhere students do not participate in the general education program Physical EducationPhysical Education Language other than English requirementLanguage other than English requirement

11 Standardized Test Results TestEvaluator PPVT Speech Therapist CELF-IV Woodcock-Johnson Special Education Teacher Malcomesius WISCPsychologist VMIPsychologist BASCPsychologist

12 Interpreting Standardized Test Results: Use of Percentiles and Standard ScoresUse of Percentiles and Standard Scores –Percentiles: Your child is performing at the 70 th percentile. This means that he/she is performing better than 70% of the norm referenced group of peers his/her age. –Standard Scores: 90 – 110 is the average range90 – 110 is the average range Every 10 above and below = 1 standard deviationEvery 10 above and below = 1 standard deviation

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