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2 The Individual Education Plan (IEP)

3 What is an IEP?  a summary of the student’s strengths, interests, and needs, and of the expectations for a student’s learning during a school year that differ from the expectations defined in the appropriate grade level of the Ontario curriculum Literacy Numeracy Behaviour guide/resource/index.html

4 What is an IEP?  a written plan of action prepared for a student who requires modifications of the regular school program or accommodations;  a tool to help teachers monitor and communicate the student’s growth  a plan developed, implemented, and monitored by school staff;

5 What is an IEP?  a flexible, working document that can be adjusted as necessary;  an accountability tool for the student, his or her parents, and everyone who has responsibilities under the plan for helping the student meet his or her goals and expectations

6 What is an IEP?  ongoing record that ensures continuity in programming; and  a document to be used in conjunction with the provincial report card.

7 An IEP is not …  … a description of everything that will be taught to the student:  … an educational program or set of expectations for all students;  …a means to monitor the effectiveness of teachers; or  … a daily plan.

8 A good IEP will always: Determine where we are (history) Set out where we hope to go (reasonable, attainable targets) Detail how we hope to get there (learning/ teaching strategies) Highlight how we know when we have finally arrived (measurement/evaluation)

9 Information to Be Included in an IEP  Student’s strengths and needs as recorded on the statement of decision received from the IPRC  Relevant medical/health information  Relevant formal (standardized) assessment data  Student’s current level of educational achievement in each program area

10 Information to Be Included in an IEP  Goals and specific expectations for the student  Program modifications (changes to the grade-level expectations in the Ontario curriculum)  Accommodations required (supports or services that will help the student access the curriculum and demonstrate learning)

11 Information to Be Included in an IEP  Special education and related services provided to the student  Assessment strategies for reviewing the student’s achievements and progress  Regular updates, showing dates, results, and recommendations  Transition plan (14 and over)

12 IEP Process Checklist  Assign primary responsibility for the IEP  Gather Information  Set the Direction  Develop the IEP  Implement the IEP  Review and Update the IEP

13 IEP Process Checklist  Assign primary responsibility for the IEP

14 IEP Process Checklist Gather Information  Review the student’s records (including the previous IEP and the IPRC statement of decision)  Consult with the student, parents, school staff, and other professionals  Observe the student  Review the student’s current work

15 IEP Process Checklist Gather Information  Conduct further assessments, if necessary  Consolidate and record information

16 IEP Process Checklist Set the Direction  Establish a collaborative approach (including the student and parents)  Establish roles and responsibilities

17 IEP Process Checklist Develop the IEP  Identify and record the student’s strengths and needs  Identify goals and expectations  Determine strategies and resources  Develop a transition plan ( 14 and older)  Establish a monitoring cycle

18 IEP Process Checklist Implement the IEP  Share the IEP with the student, parents, school staff, and other professionals (providing a copy to parents and to the student, if 16 or older)  Put the IEP into practice  Continuously evaluate the student’s progress  Adjust goals, expectations, and strategies as necessary

19 IEP Process Checklist Review and Update the IEP  Update the IEP periodically (at least once per reporting period)  Review and update the IEP at year-end and when the student transfers to another school  Store the IEP in the Ontario Student Record

20 1. Gather Information 2. Set the Direction 3. Develop the IEP 4. Implement the IEP 5. Review and Update the IEP The IEP Process

21 1. Gather Information 2. Set the Direction 3. Develop the IEP 4. Implement the IEP 5. Review and Update the IEP The IEP Process

22 1. Gather Information Review the student’s records (including the previous IEP and the IPRC statement of decision) Consult with the student, parent, school staff, and other professionals Observe the student Review the student’s current work Conduct further assessments, if necessary Consolidate and record information

23 1. Gather Information 2. Set the Direction 3. Develop the IEP 4. Implement the IEP 5. Review and Update the IEP The IEP Process

24 2. Set the Direction Establish a collaborative approach (including the student and parent) Establish roles and responsibilities

25 1. Gather Information 2. Set the Direction 3. Develop the IEP 4. Implement the IEP 5. Review and Update the IEP The IEP Process

26 3. Develop the IEP Identify and record the student’s strengths and needs Identify goals and expectations Determine strategies and resources Develop a Transition Plan (14 and over) Establish a monitoring cycle

27 1. Gather Information 2. Set the Direction 3. Develop the IEP 4. Implement the IEP 5. Review and Update the IEP The IEP Process

28 Summary, a good IEP is: Concise and action based. Review a student’s scholastic history and current academic/behavioral standing. Identify the nature, extent and specific area of a student’s particular learning/ behavioral difficulty. Highlight the learning/ teaching strategies Detail specific behavioral/ academic targets, set within specific timeframes How to measure progression How often the PLAN is to be reviewed, and with whom. It is a working document; a work in progress!

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