Christine: Our school district uses an online system called SEIS (Special Education Information System) for IEPs and student records. SEIS is very popular, used by over 900 school districts. SEIS creates a documented called “IEP at a glance.” It contains parts of the IEP, but not the entire IEP. The top of the document says “not a student record” and many families don’t know they exist.
I received a copy of my kid’s IEP at a glance and it didn’t match his IEP. I suspect that’s why my kid didn’t receive agreed to accommodations. The sped director said SEIS is working on the problem. The problems are: school districts giving teachers the IEP at a glance vs the entire IEP, teachers relying on the IEP at a glance and not reading the entire IEP.
Because the IEP at a glance isn’t treated like a student record (I was lucky one of our teachers “accidentally” gave it to me), I don’t know how to ensure my kid’s teachers have access to the right information. I would also like to get the word out about IEPs at a glance.