IEPs: Guide to Writing Individualized Education Programs, 4th edition

  • Gordan Gibb
  • Tina Taylor


IEPs: Guide to Writing Individualized Education Programs helps readers reduce the complexity of IEP development to seven basic steps based on the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004. Updated to align with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act, this essential, step-by-step resource includes expanded content and additional examples, practice, and feedback to help prepare teacher candidates with excellent IEP-writing skills and give in-service teachers an accurate reference for their continuing professional development.

Table of contents

Introduction: Special Education and the Individualized Education Program

Meet Our Students

STEP 1. Describe the Student's Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

STEP 2. Write Measurable Annual Goals

STEP 3. Measure and Report Student Progress

STEP 4. State the Services Needed to Achieve Annual Goals

STEP 5. Explain the Extent, if Any, to Which the Student Will Not Participate with Nondisabled Students in the Regular Class and in Extracurricular and Other Nonacademic Activities

STEP 6. Explain Accommodations Necessary to Measure Academic Achievement and Functional Performance on State- and District-Wide Assessments

STEP 7. Complete a Transition Plan for Students Aged 16 and Older

Appendix: Answers to Exercises

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Published by Pearson (October 21st 2020) - Copyright © 2022