This interactive course from the PROGRESS Center is part of a series covering components of the individualized education program (IEP). The course explains the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements for the statement of services and aids and the critical role of the statement of services and aids in the development of a high-quality IEP. Those who enroll in this interactive course will be able to do the following:
This tip sheet reviews the elements of the individualized education program (IEP) and the IEP development process. It includes a brief summary of required elements of the IEP along with links to the related federal regulations and associated PROGRESS Center IEP Tip Sheets. In addition, information about how the IEP is developed, reviewed, and updated is shared along with additional resources. This tip sheet is related to the required components from IDEA so it is important to check with your state for additional requirements.
This collection of self-paced courses provides foundational information about the individualized education program (IEP), describes the role of the IEP in developing and implementing high-quality educational programming that meets procedural, substantive, and implementation requirements and ensures that students with disabilities have access to free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment as outlined by IDEA, highlights specific components of the IEP (e.g., goals, present levels statement, services and aids). Specific courses focus on critical parts of the IEP (e.
What do you need to know to ensure you can develop and implement high-quality educational programming that ensures students with disabilities have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE), which allows them to make progress and meet challenging goals, consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District (2017)? How can we improve the IEPs we develop? How can we better prepare educators to promote progress for students with disabilities? What resources are available to support you?
Parents, you are an expert in your child! Your thoughts, questions, and feedback are valuable in the IEP development. In this role, it is essential that you understand the IEP and its parts, why the IEP is important, and the valuable role you play in creating the IEP. This resource includes information to consider before, during, and after the IEP meeting. It includes information about the parts of the meeting, questions to consider asking during the meeting, and a place to take notes.