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2 The Individual Education Plan (IEP) (In a nutshell) Krystal Culpepper University of North Florida SOAR Program-2004 IEP

3 What is an IEP? For all students in the ESE programFor all students in the ESE program Set of goals and objectivesSet of goals and objectives ServicesServices Accommodations for classAccommodations for class State and district testing participationState and district testing participation Transition servicesTransition services Course scheduleCourse schedule

4 Why should I be concerned? It is the law!

5 Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Individualized education programIndividualized education program Protection in evaluation proceduresProtection in evaluation procedures Due processDue process Least restrictive environmentLeast restrictive environment Algozzine, R. F., Henley, M., Ramsey, R. S. (2002) Characteristics of and strategies for teaching students with mild disabilities, (4 th ed.). Boston, MA: A Pearson Education Company

6 Instructional Setting Algozzine, R. F., Henley, M., Ramsey, R. S. (2002) Characteristics of and strategies for teaching students with mild disabilities, (4 th ed.). Boston, MA: A Pearson Education Company General Ed Class Gen. Ed. + Supp. Part-Time ESE Full-Time ESE Special Sch. Home As quickly as possible OnlyIfnecessary

7 Court Case: Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (PARC) v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 14 families sued14 families sued Children that were mentally handicapped denied equal access to public education.Children that were mentally handicapped denied equal access to public education. Emphasized parents rights of due process (able to review/challenge child placement).Emphasized parents rights of due process (able to review/challenge child placement). Algozzine, R. F., Henley, M., Ramsey, R. S. (2002) Characteristics of and strategies for teaching students with mild disabilities, (4 th ed.). Boston, MA: A Pearson Education Company

8 Some General Ed. Teachers Say… I don’t teach ESE.I don’t teach ESE. Isn’t this the ESE teacher’s job?Isn’t this the ESE teacher’s job? If an ESE student is in my class, they do my work, my way.If an ESE student is in my class, they do my work, my way.

9 Other General Ed. Teachers say… What do I need to know?What do I need to know? I want to help my ESE students to do great in my class.I want to help my ESE students to do great in my class. How can I learn more?How can I learn more?

10 Which teacher are you? The second one (of course)

11 Front Page NameName Primary and/or secondary exceptionalityPrimary and/or secondary exceptionality

12 Present Levels/Goals & Objectives Page StrengthsStrengths Effects of DisabilityEffects of Disability Priority Educational NeedPriority Educational Need Short-term Objectives or BenchmarksShort-term Objectives or Benchmarks

13 Course Information Page Overall Course Accommodations/ModificationsOverall Course Accommodations/Modifications Course ScheduleCourse Schedule

14 Where are the IEP’s? Guidance officeGuidance office

15 Still Overwhelmed?

16 For Assistance… Ask the ESE teachersAsk the ESE teachers Talk to the Guidance CounselorTalk to the Guidance Counselor Sign up for inservicesSign up for inservices

17 For more information… Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation ServicesOffice of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services The Council for Exceptional ChildrenThe Council for Exceptional Children U.S. Department of EducationU.S. Department of Education

18 Thank you for Your Time


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