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Is Your Child's IEP Individualized?

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When you answer these questions, you will know if your child's IEP is individualized, as the law requires.

IEP Checklist - Is Your Child's IEP Individualized?
Question Yes No
1. Does the IEP include accurate information about your child's present levels of academic achievement and functional performance?   

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2. Does the IEP identify all your child's needs that result from the disability?   

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3. Does the IEP include measurable goals?   

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4. Are the measurable goals based on your child's present levels of academic achievement and functional performance?    

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5. Does the IEP describe how and when the school will measure your child's progress toward the goals?   

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6. Does the IEP specify when you will receive reports on your child's progress toward the annual goals?   

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7. Does the IEP include a statement of the special education services, related services, and supplementary aids and services that the school will provide?   

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8. Does the IEP allow your child to make progress in the general curriculum, and participate in extracurricular and other nonacademic activities?   

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9. Does the IEP include an explanation of the extent to which your child will be educated with children who are not disabled?    

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10. Does the IEP include the projected date services will begin? Frequency? Location and duration of services?    

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Download the checklist in pdf format.

Model IEP Form published by the US Department of Education. The Federal Regulations (34 CFR 300.320-300.328) specify the procedures that school districts must follow to develop, review, and revise your child's IEP. This Model Form sets out the IEP content that those regulations require.

From Chapter 4, Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

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Chapter 4: Present Levels Statements Checklist & Measurable IEP Goals Checklist

Chapter 6: IEP Progress Reports Checklist & Participation in Assessments Checklist

Chapter 7: Special Factors Checklists

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