Summer School Session 1: Present Levels in the IEP
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ISSN: 1538-320
July 18, 2017

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Summer School Series

Wrightslaw Summer School 2017 is a series of self-study readings, written assignments, and maybe even a quiz or two, that will help you prepare for the next school year.

When you complete the series, you'll get a certificate for a job well done!

In this issue, Summer School Session 1, you will learn the requirements for Present Levels in IEPs. Parents must learn how to design current and accurate Present Levels.

How can you know where you’re going, if you don’t know where you started? Start here!

Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance.

We hope you will forward this series to other friends, families, or colleagues.


Present Levels - Where a SMART IEP Begins

To develop a SMART IEP, begin with your child's Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance.

Until the Present Levels in your child's IEP are up to date, you will never be able to get the program, placement, or education your child needs.


IDEA Requirement: Model Form

Requirement #1 on the U.S. Department of Education IEP Model Form. 34 CFR §300.320(a)(1)

"A statement of the child’s present levels of academic achievement and functional performance including: How the child’s disability affects the child’s involvement and progress in the general education curriculum (i.e., the same curriculum as for nondisabled children)"


Don't Let your PLOP Flop!

Find out how Present Levels are used to develop measurable goals to meet your child's unique needs and to get an appropriate program and placement.

If the IEP fails to establish a baseline for setting annual goals and monitoring progress, the IEP may be found to deny FAPE.


Homework Assignment: Reading Checklist

1. Click the links above and read the articles in each section.

2. Learn what Functional Performance means.

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