Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How Does Your Child's IEP Measure Up?



Is your child’s evaluation data up to date and detailed enough to show his or her current levels in all academic, communication, emotional and functional living areas?
Yes
No
Was the evaluation data used to then write the present levels of performance on the IEP?
Yes
No
Were the Present Levels of Performance then used to develop goals and objectives for what your son or daughter needs to learn in the next year?
Yes
No
Did you prepare a list of parental concerns and share it with the IEP team members prior to the meeting? Were they addressed and written in the Present Levels of Performance section of the IEP?
Yes
No
Are each of the goals and objectives SMART?  (Specific, measurable, action based, realistic and relevant, and time limited)
Yes
No
Do the goals and objectives represent progress from what was written for the previous year?
Yes
No
Do you understand all the terminology used and the methods that will be used for teaching the skills?
Yes
No
Is the curriculum that will be used based on scientific research and evidence that it is effective for students with the type of learning difficulties experienced by your child?
Yes
No
Does the IEP show how progress will be monitored and reported to you and how often?
Yes
No
Does the IEP show how much time your child will spend in general education, and in any needed therapy services?
Yes
No
 
Is it clear to you how it will be determined that your child has met the goals and objectives?
Yes
No
Does the IEP designate the person responsible for implementing each of the services that are listed and the IEP manager who will coordinate all the services?
Yes
No
Did the IEP address whether any supports are needed for the classroom teacher in order to carry out the goals and objectives?
Yes
No
Are any necessary accommodations or modifications to the curriculum, assignments, homework, or school rules listed in the IEP?
Yes
No
Does the IEP tell how your child will participate in state and district-wide testing?
Yes
No
If your child is age 14 and a half or older, does the IEP include a transition plan?
Yes
No
Have you talked about grading accommodations and diploma options?
Yes
No

 

If you would like help evaluating your child’s IEP, we provide free records reviews at Family Matters.  An information specialist can review the IEP and other records and determine whether any changes need to be made. An Information Specialist from our office can guide you through the process and help you prepare for your annual IEP meeting. Call Family  Matters at 866-436-7842 or send an email message to info@fmptic.org to schedule a time for a consultation.

 

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