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ERIC Number: ED449636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Creating Useful Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). ERIC Digest #E600.
Smith, Stephen W.
This brief paper presents guidelines for creating useful Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It lists 10 items of information that the law requires be included in an IEP such as current levels of educational performance and measurable goals and objectives. The importance of connecting the IEP with classroom instruction is stressed as is the requirement that the IEP be reviewed at least annually. Participants in the IEP process are identified and they are urged to view it as a dynamic process wherein professionals, parents, and students can plan for an instructional future that is truly responsive to the student's unique individual needs. (DB)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997