An Individual Education Program (IEP) is a written statement for a child with a disability that is develolped, reviewed, and revised in a meeting in accordance with §§300.341-300.350. 


An IEP is a written special education plan developed to meet the individual needs of the student.  The following people must be in attendance:

  • parent(s)
  • special education teacher
  • regular education teacher
  • Local Education Agency representative (LEA)
    •           School Counselor
    •           Principal
    •           Supervisor of Special Education
Other staff members who work with the student or may be involved in the student's programming may also attend the meeting.
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • School Counselor
  • School Social Worker
There are several parts of the IEP:
  • Front cover page - demographic information and signatures
  • Present Levels - including strengths and needs
  • Transition pages
  • Goals and objectives
  • Specially Designed Instruction
  • Related Services 
  • Extended School Year
  • Accommodations for state and district testing
  • Extent to which the student is not included in regular education
  • Amount and type of service

The team must meet at least once a year to revisit the student's IEP and make any appropriate changes to ensure the student is making meaningful progress. 

All staff members working with the student have a right to read the current IEP and are expected to implement the student's program as listed in the document. 

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