Individual Education Plan (IEP)
An IEP must be prepared at least annually for every student, ages 3 -21, with a disability. The IEP is developed by a team comprised of one or both of the student's parents or a guardian, special education teacher or provider, a general education teacher, all individuals who assess the student (if applicable), and a general education teacher who is knowledgeable about general curriculum and the availability of resources.
When appropriate, the student is encouraged to attend. Other persons who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the student may also attend at the discretion of the school district or parent/guardian. If more than one general education teacher is providing instructional services to the student, one teacher may be designated to represent the others. Every third year, the must be re-evaluated to determined conintued eligibility for special education services. The team calls this meeting the triennial IEP.
Assessment and Timeline information provided in the documents below is from the CAC Special Education Guide for Parents & Guardians.