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

School/Education
2 years 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.

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Individualized Education Program: Why a Parent’s Role in the IEP Is to Be a "Full Partner"

"Bee a Time Keeper" Clock: A Kid-Friendly Way to Teach Children Time Management Skills!

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!