IEP
 


Contents of the IEP
This article gives an overview of the parts to an IEP and provides links to pages giving detailed explanations of
each part.
Publication Date: September 2010
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Considering LRE in Placement Decisions
This document explains least restrictive environment (LRE) as a foundational element in building an appropriate Individualized Education Program (IEP) that can improve outcomes for a child in school and in life.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Ensuring Fidelity of Assessment and Data Entry Procedures
This resource reviews three data collection and entry challenges and strategies to ensure data about risk status and responsiveness accurately represent student performance and minimize measurement errors.
Publisher: American Institutes for Research and IDEAs That Work

ESSentials LogoESSentials: Measurable IEP Goals Training Module
The purpose of this training module is to increase the knowledge and skills of special education teachers in writing measurable IEP goals.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services

Examples of IEP Goals and Objectives: Suggestions for Students with Autism
This document contains examples of IEP goals and strategies that can be used for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Publisher: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Evaluation Process
This AZ-TAS document provides a step-by-step guide to decision making and procedures for use throughout the evaluation process, including reviewing existing data, determining the need for additional data, obtaining parent consent, conducting any needed assessments, and determining eligibility. 
Publication Date: July 2019
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Frequently Asked Questions about Prior Written Notice
This AZ-TAS document provides school personnel and parents with information, clarification, and guidance relating to using the Prior Written Notice (PWN). It outlines when and how the PWN must be provided and how the PWN fits into the overall special education process and suggests general tips to aid in writing effective, compliant PWNs. 
Publication Date: May 2020
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Guidance for IEP Teams on Participation Decisions for the NCSC Alternate Assessment
This document is intended to help guide Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams to determine whether the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Alternate Assessment, an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student. 
Publication Date: Revised November 2014

Publisher: National Center and State Collaborative

Guidelines for Extended School Year Services
This AZ-TAS document assists school personnel and parents with the procedural requirements of extended school year services (ESY). It will provide some guidance around ESY purpose, determination, and provision.
Publication Date: May 2020
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

How Can We Ensure IEP Teams Provide the Most Intensive Supports?
This resource provides information about how data-based individualization (DBI) can support IEP implementation and provides a table with key considerations for teams working across the MTSS system.
Authors: S. Goodman and T.A. Marx
Publication Date: July 2018
Publisher: American Institutes for Research and IDEAs That Work

IEP & Transition Planning
This article provides information on strategies to support student, family, and professional participation in developing a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) and transition plan.
Publisher: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

IEP/IFSP Facilitation: Practical Insights and Programmatic Considerations
This document summarizes practical insights and promising practices for IEP/IFSP facilitation and includes strategies that can be used prior to and during a meeting. 
Authors: Timothy Hedeen, Marshall Peter, Philip Moses, and Anita Engiles
Publication Date: January 2013
Publisher: Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education

In The Best Interests of the Child: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings When Parents Are In Conflict
This information offers a better understanding of problems and highlights both preventative and responsive strategies for IEP teams when parents or caregivers are having difficulty working together.
Authors: Edward Feinberg, Philip Moses, Anita Engiles, Amy Whitehorne, and Marshall Peter
Publication Date: February 2014
Publisher: Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Monitoring Student Progress in Individualized Education Programs
This article discusses how curriculum-based measurement (CBM), a research-validated assessment methodology, is useful for IEP planning, documentation, and evaluation.
Author: Pamela M. Stecker
Publisher: National Center on Student Progress Monitoring

Process for Developing Individualized Education Programs
This AZ-TAS document provides administrators, teachers, students, parents, and other individualized education program (IEP) team members with practical information about the development and implementation of an IEP that meets the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.), and the Arizona State Board of Education rules (found in the Arizona Administrative Code).
Publication Date: August 2017
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education


Questions and Answers on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Evaluations, and Reevaluations
This Q&A document provides information regarding the IDEA requirements relating to individualized education programs (IEPs), evaluations, and reevaluations.
Publication Date: Revised June 2010 
Publisher: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education

The IEP Team
This article contains a list, as specified in IDEA, our nationís special education law, of the members of the IEP team and includes links to read the details of how each of these IEP team members can help in developing a childís IEP.
Publication Date: September 2010
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Tools to Support Intensive Intervention Data Meetings
These tools were designed for use within the data-based individualization (DBI) process, but they can be adapted and expanded to support data meetings across the tiers of a multi-tiered system of support or to support individualized education program (IEP) teams.
Publisher: American Institutes for Research and IDEAs That Work

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