Individual Education Plan (IEP): The Strengths of the Program Are in the Numbers! by Pepi Silverman

10 months ago
Individual Education Plan (IEP): The Strengths of the Program Are in the Numbers!

An Individual Educational Plan is a document that should contain "observable and measureable”" goals and objectives. In order to determine if the plan is meeting its outcomes, ask the school team to show you the data. 

  • Parents should be provided with IEP updates aligned to the school’s report card periods.
  • The updates should reflect quantitative data derived from the goals' evaluative criteria.
  • If a goal’s objectives are not reflecting progress, a revision can be requested.
  • The data provided should correspond with the observable progress demonstrated by the student. 
  • If it does not seem authentic, ask to see the actual data. 

An IEP is a “living” document, which should illustrate the ongoing growth of the student. Whenever student progress is in question, call an IEP meeting.

Sheryl Gould
Thanks Pepi Silverman . This kind of information is so vital for parents. We need to know how to navigate these things. Really helpful info that parents need to be aware of.

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