IEP Development Process
What is an IEP?
- A written document for student that describes program adaptations and/or modifications and services to be provided
What is it For?
- To formalize planning decisions
- To provide evidence of individualized planning
- To track and report on student’s progress
- To promote a means for student and parent involvement
Who is it For?
- A student with a Ministry designation
- A non-designated student receiving Resource Teacher support for more than 25 hours in a school year
Who Develops It?
- A school case manager is appointed to coordinate the development, documentation, and implementation of the IEP
- School staff, district or staff from community agencies may be involved
- Parents, and where appropriate, the student is offered the opportunity to be consulted about the preparation of the IEP
When is it Developed?
- As soon as practical after the student has been identified
- To be reviewed at least once a year
What Does it Contain?
- Essential information about the student’s strengths, needs, and learning focus
- Present level of performance
- Goals and objectives for instructional and/or behavioural plans
- Support services to be provided
- Adaptation, modifications and strategies
- Description of the place and the names of the personnel who will be part of the program
- The period of time and process for review of the IEP