Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the foundation of special education services.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires public school districts to provide students with disabilities with a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). The IEP is legal documentation of how that FAPE is provided for a particular student across a program of special and related education services.
The IEP is a collaborative document developed between school and service personnel (which may include special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators, related services providers and others) and a student’s family. IEPs are reviewed by all parties multiple times throughout a year, with changes made as appropriate to ensure a student is meeting their educational goals.
“The essential function of an IEP is to set out a plan for pursuing academic and functional advancement” (Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, 2017, p. 992).
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EC-AID (Exceptional Children Accommodation & IEP Data) is a solution designed for special education data collection. Our goal is to reduce the burden of paperwork on special education teachers, improve collaboration with general education teachers and specialists, and provide comprehensive reporting to teachers and administrators.
- Track IEP goal progress – notifications and goal measurement instructions ensure that all team members are collecting data consistently and with fidelity across settings
- Track accommodation use – record whether students accept or decline their testing and
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Benefits for Special Educators and Departments:
- Online diagnostic assessments identify learning gaps and present grade levels for students with