Individualized Education Plan
Students who receive Special Education Services have been evaluated by the school district and found to be eligible for special education services according to the federal law, IDEA, and Illinois State Board of Education procedural guidelines. In accordance with IDEA, all eligible students have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
A student’s IEP states:
- The present level of performance and how it affects them in the general education curriculum.
- The annual goals and the short-term objectives that are necessary to enable the student to benefit from their education. In addition, it states how these goals and objectives will be measured and reported to the student’s parents.
- The special education services, related services, and supplementary services that the student requires to benefit from their public school education. It states the dates such services are to begin and the frequency, location, and duration of the services.
- The accommodations and modifications the student requires to succeed in the general education curriculum.
Special Education services are provided in accordance with each student’s IEP. The school district is obliged by federal laws to develop and to implement an IEP with obtainable goals to ensure the student will benefit from a public school education. The IEP is not a guarantee that the student will receive specific letter grades or grade point averages or that a student will receive credit for all academic courses attempted at the high school.