Individual Education Planning (IEP) is the process where teachers, support personnel and parents work together, as a team, to meet the needs of individual students who require additional supports. The team develops outcomes/goals based on each student’s current skills and needs, and a plan for the school year.
All IEPs, regardless of an individual student’s needs, contain certain essential components:
- Student identification and background information.
- Consensus on a student’s abilities and needs.
- Student-specific outcomes/goals.
- Performance objectives.
- Teaching methods, materials and strategies.
- Names of team members who will implement the IEP.
- Where it will be implemented.
- Plans and timelines for evaluation and review stages.
The IEP module can be customized for each school’s needs, including different IEP layouts for different grade levels or groups of students.