Process of Developing and Implementing an Individualized Education Program (IEP)

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IEP Reflection

IEP Reflection The development and implementation of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) occurs after a student is eligible to receive exceptional student services through a referral and evaluation process. In order to maximize academic success, the IEP must be implemented with fidelity following a systematic approach to skills while meeting the needs of the student.
A multidisciplinary team, also known as the IEP team, is responsible for developing, implementing, and reviewing the IEP. The IEP team must include a representative from the local education agency, a special education teacher, regular classroom teacher, parents/guardians, evaluator, student, and other professionals that have input into the
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· A description of strategies and procedures used to prepare students for postsecondary education or job placement.
· A list of the attending committee members along with their signatures.
Skills addressed in the present level of performance must be carefully examined to formulate appropriate, measurable goals and meet all of the student’s needs. The goals and objectives should reflect what a student is expected to achieve within the IEP year. Every student has the right to a personalized collection of support services and accommodations that will provide the student with access to curriculum content standards. For example, a child with a Learning Disability may require preferred seating, repeated directions, extra time for tests and assignments, or test read aloud. If the evaluation indicates a deficiency in reading comprehension, then a goal can be written to target reading comprehension skills. Maximum learning potential can be achieved by instructing the student in reading comprehension strategies and techniques.
Additionally, regular progress monitoring is necessary in implementing an IEP. Selections of assessment tools like informal and systematic questioning of the student, teacher observation, end-of-unit tests, and authentic assessment measures are all essential ways of assessing if a student has gained knowledge to ensure academic success. In our school district, we administer the Edusoft test at the end of each unit of study. Collaborative