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1 Introduction to IEPs and Chapter 408 (for General Educators) Whittney Smith
2 Chapter 408 of the Laws of 2002Ensures that each regular education teacher, special education teacher and related service provider, and other service providers who are responsible for the implementation of a student’s individualized education program (IEP) be given a copy of the student’s IEP prior to the implementation of the student’s special education program;Requires that any copy of a student’s IEP remain confidential and can not be re-disclosed to any other person; andRequires the chairperson of the Committee on Special Education to designate a professional employee of the school district with knowledge of the student’s 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 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 reviewed (at least) annually
4 The 7 most important sections… Recommended Classification and Placement InformationRecommended Special Education Programs and ServicesSpecial Education ProgramsRelated ServicesProgram Modifications / Accommodations / Supplementary Aids and ServicesAssistive Technology Devices / ServicesTesting AccommodationsRemoval from the General Education EnvironmentStandardized Test Results
5 Recommended Classification and Placement Information ReasonDecision (Classified, Declassified)DisabilityGradeExtended School Year
6 Recommended Special Education Programs and Services Resource Room, Consultant Teacher, Co-teaching, special class, etc.Related ServicesCounseling, OT, PT, Speech, Vision, Hearing, etc.
7 Program Modifications / Accommodations / Supplementary Aids and Services Additional time to complete tasksCheck for understandingCopy of class notesLarge print materialsModified CurriculumModified gradingPositive Reinforcement PlanRe-teaching of MaterialsSupport for School PersonnelBooks on TapeNone RequiredSafety Net for Regents ExamsPreferential SeatingRefocus / RedirectionWeekly Parent ReportsBraille MaterialsCalculatorUse of Graphic Organizers
9 Testing Accommodations AmanuensisNo ScantronsExtended Time (1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0)Tests ReadSpecial LocationUse of CalculatorUse of Spell Check DeviceSpelling Requirements WaivedAnswers recordedRevised test formatLarge print formatBraille formatAuditory amplification deviceUse of word processor
10 Removal from the General Education Environment Where students do not participate in the general education programPhysical EducationLanguage other than English requirement
11 Standardized Test Results EvaluatorPPVTSpeech TherapistCELF-IVWoodcock-JohnsonSpecial Education TeacherMalcomesiusWISCPsychologistVMIBASC
12 Interpreting Standardized Test Results: Use of Percentiles and Standard ScoresPercentiles: “Your child is performing at the 70th 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 rangeEvery 10 above and below = 1 standard deviation