Many of us have heard of an IEP, which stands for Individualized Education Program, which, in a nutshell, is meant to address each child’s unique learning issues and include specific educational goals. It is a legally binding document. The school must provide everything it promises in the IEP.
Here’s a quick look at what an IEP must include, by law:
- A statement of your child’s present level of performance (PLOP) – this is how your child is doing in school now
- Your child’s annual educational goals
- Special education supports and services that the school will provide to help your child reach goals