Disability: A problem
in one or more areas involved in understanding or using language which
interferes with the student’s ability to listen, think, speak, read, write,
spell, or do math.
Eligibility: A team
of professionals, including parents/guardians, who determine whether a student
has a disability and is in need of special education and related services,
based on testing and current performance.
three years, a student on an IEP, is tested by the school psychologist and
supporting staff (if appropriate) to update progress which determines whether
the student continues on an IEP, and if so, what accommodations/modifications
would best help the student.
Documented student and parent concerns about school.
Vision: The student
shares what s/he would possibility like to do in the future (i.e. work, post
high school education, military, independent living, etc.)
change made to curriculum, instruction, or environment.
Modifications that are typically provided by general educators within
the general education environment which assist a student to obtain information
in a more effective manner in order to make effective progress, such as: word
banks, use of notes on tests, extended time on tests)
Content: The subject matter of a class such as the
textbooks, lectures, handouts, visual aids, maps, formulas, reading materials,
Methodology/Delivery of Instruction: How the content is
taught to a student including the class size, number of teachers, types of
activities, and use of technology.
Performance Criteria: A description of the assessment tools
and how they will be used/changed to evaluate individual student success.
Current Performance Level: a baseline of measurable
information that serves as the starting point for developing goals and
objectives in a specific skill area.
Measurable Annual Goals: a statements that identifies what
knowledge, skills and/or
behaviors a student is expected to be able to demonstrate within the period of
time beginning with the time the IEP is implemented until the next scheduled
Benchmarks & Objectives: the steps taken to guide a
student from their Current Performance Level to the achievement of their
Measurable Annual Goal.
Service Delivery Grid:
The school programs, staff, and time which assist a student to achieve
Nonparticipation Justification: An explanation why a student is participating
in special education services.
The amount (%) of special education programming time the student spends
outside of regular education classes.
Educational Environment/Placement: A description of the student’s school
placement by the Department of Education (DOE).
Transition Planning Form:
A summary and action plan of how a student will prepare academically and
functionally to achieve his/her vision.
made to a student’s existing IEP and the reasons for the change.