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ERIC Number: ED476559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
The IEP: A Synthesis of Current Literature since 1997.
Sopko, Kim Moherek
This document is a synthesis of literature from 1997-2002 on the individualized education program (IEP), a core component of federal and state laws on the education of students with disabilities. The first section identifies the significant changes related to the IEP in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997. The following sections address parent involvement; assessment/accountability and accommodations (including perceptions and decision making on use of accommodations and specific accommodations); access to the general curriculum; teacher satisfaction; professional development; post-secondary transition; and special considerations such as behavior, limited English proficiency, visual and hearing impairments, and assistive technology. The paper concludes with a list of 10 related areas in which further research is recommended. (Contains approximately 200 references.) (DB)
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Project Forum, 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Prepared for Project FORUM.