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Minnesota Department of Education, 2016
In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $1.763M for Fiscal Year 2014 to create a statewide system for special education paperwork. In 2014, the Legislature greatly expanded the requirements of the system but did not appropriate additional resources to maintain ongoing operation of the system. The 2014 legislation codified the system in…
Descriptors: Special Education, Individualized Education Programs, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Bray, Laura E.; Russell, Jennifer Lin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
In this qualitative comparative case study, we drew from institutional theory and cultural historical activity theory to explore how educators wrote, used, and conceptualized the role of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with specific learning disabilities within secondary inclusive settings. We found that students' IEPs were…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Disabilities, Special Education
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Caruana, Vicki – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Since the reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, standards-based individualized education plans (IEPs) have been an expectation for serving students with disabilities in the K-12 public school setting. Nearly a decade after the mandates calling for standards-based IEPs, special educators still struggle…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, State Standards, Writing Strategies, Individualized Education Programs
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Trout, Alexandra L.; Lambert, Matthew C.; Epstein, Michael H.; Avery, Marybell – Exceptionality, 2018
While much is known about the educational, behavioral, and social needs of adolescents receiving school-based special education services, one critical domain, health literacy, has been largely unexamined. Given the impact of health and health management on the well-being of all persons, and the likelihood of additional challenges for students…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Health, Knowledge Level
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Zirkel, Perry A.; Hetrick, Allyse – Exceptional Children, 2017
To provide a missing piece to the legal foundation of professional development and practice for the individualized education program (IEP) process, the authors report the results of a comprehensive systematic analysis of court decisions specific to IEP-related procedural violations after the 2004 amendments of the Individuals With Disabilities…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Court Litigation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
Carl, Diana; Zabala, Joy; Karger, Joanne – National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2018
Questions often arise about how accessible educational materials (AEM) and technologies might be included in individualized education programs (IEPs). This resource discusses a number of locations in the IEP where it might be appropriate to refer to a student's use of AEM. The right to accessible educational materials when needed is an inherent…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Individualized Education Programs, Assistive Technology, Students with Disabilities
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Hedin, Laura; DeSpain, Stephanie – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Although different authors define the SMART acronym differently, an IEP-related interpretation of the acronym is as follows: specific, measurable, action verbs, realistic, and time limited. In addition to these features, well-written IEP goals reflect students' unique strengths and needs. This article discusses how educators can produce specific,…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Goal Orientation, Educational Objectives, Disabilities
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
There is a process within the special education program that directly links a child's educational program with their plans for the future. It is called a Transition Plan and is part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability designed to be used within a…
Descriptors: Individualized Transition Plans, Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities, Secondary School Students
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Ní Bhroin, Órla; King, Fiona – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
A study was conducted to explore the impact of professional development related to the individual education plan (IEP) process on teachers' understanding and practices in the Republic of Ireland (RoI). This paper reports on part of that research, focusing on teachers' collaborative practices in the IEP process. In the RoI, teachers working as…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
Andriano, David S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Special Education has made many changes in the educational delivery of services since the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act. Within these changes was a shift from the discrepancy model to the Response to Intervention (RtI) model in student identification for special education services. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact RtI…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Special Education, Services, Grade 3
Lentz, Kirby – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
Using the principles of transformational leadership, IEP teams become effective tools to ensure student success and achievements. There is a difference of teams that are simply chaired and those that are lead. Teams with transformational leaders promote the best efforts of all participants including parents and students to effectively deliver…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Special Education
Stump, Erika; Johnson, Amy; Jacobs, Cathy – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2017
Document review and interviews were conducted with college admissions' personnel to gather data regarding alignment of proficiency-based diploma systems and college eligibility and entry requirements. In addition, leaders and representative personnel from and Maine businesses and the U.S. military were interviewed to identify postsecondary career…
Descriptors: Special Education, Career Education, Technical Education, Interviews
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Burke, Meghan M.; Rios, Kristina; Lopez, Brenda; Garcia, Marlene; Magana, Sandra – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Although expected to be equal partners in the special education process, parents of children with disabilities often struggle to participate in individualized education program (IEP) meetings. Specifically, Latino parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face systemic barriers occluding their participation and advocacy in IEP…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parents
Browne, Meshelle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study focused on the perception of special education teachers on the new Common Core Standards and effective classroom instructions for students with disabilities. It shared a new understanding and increased knowledge of the Common Core Standards and how it has affected students with disabilities. Given that special educators have direct…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Common Core State Standards, Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes
Thompson, Catherine Creighton – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to better understand the perspectives of parents with children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders regarding the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, and interventions implemented to help their child meet IEP goals. The web-based survey included both closed and open-ended items.…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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