On the Individualized Education Program (IEP) you will review the following sections:
Present Levels of Performance (PLPs)
: academic achievement, daily living skills, social development, physical development and management needs
: cognitive, current functioning, behavioral factors, state or district-wide assessments; all areas of disabilities or suspected disability
Measurable and Post-Secondary Goals
beginning at age 15 - related to long term goals for living, working, and living as an adult. May include college, vocational training and independent living skills
Takes into consideration: Present Levels of Performance; if the goals are understandable to the parent; how we measure achievement of this goal; achievable within one year
Examples of Accommodations and Modifications
- Extra time for testing, projects, getting from class to class
- Access to computer
- Extra set of textbooks at home
- Breaks in the school day
- Locker close to homeroom or an additional locker
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act says a child must be educated in LRE, or the general education classroom, first; the team should explore supports within the general education classroom before deciding on a different placement. LRE will vary for every student.
This decision should come last, taking into account all of the above.