Components of an IEP - National Association of Special Education

Components of an IEP
Individualized Education Programs
All students in special
education must have an
**individualized education
program (IEP)
**If a student is determined to be
eligible for special education an
IEP will be developed
All students in special education are
required to have an individualized
education program designed to meet
their needs.
The IEP includes both short-term and
long-term goals, along with how and
where services will be provided.
**The IEP MUST be written by a TEAM
Components of an IEP
1. The child’s Present levels of
educational performance
2. Measurable annual goals-including
benchmarks (short-term objectives)
3. An explanation of the extent, if
any, to which the child will NOT
participate with non-disabled children
Components of an IEP
4. Related Services- Services
necessary to ensure that students with
disabilities benefit from their
educational experience. Related
services include:
Speech pathology, psychological
services, counseling, physical and
occupational therapy, special
transportation, to name a few
Components of an IEP
5. The projected date of the
beginning of related services, and
the frequency, location, and
duration of the related services
6. Any modifications in the
administration of state or district
wide testing
Components of an IEP
7. How the child’s progress towards
the annual goals will be measured and
how the parents will be regularly
informed of their child’s progress
8. Beginning at age 16, a statement of
needed transition services
Transition services- Services that
assist the adolescent with a disability
to successfully move from school to
post-school activities