Individualized Education Program (IEP)

What is an IEP?

Once it is determined that a student meets the criteria to receive special education and related services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed. An IEP is a written statement of the educational program designed to meet the student’s needs and is developed by a team. The IEP includes a detailed description of what will be done to give the student the extra help needed. The IEP will change based on the student’s needs—it is like a road map showing where the student is and where he or she is going.

Determining Eligibility

In most states, the eligibility of a child for special education and related services is considered when a child has arrived at the Tier 3 level of RTI (Response to Intervention). When a child has been in Tier 2 for a pre-determined amount of time and an evaluation is given, then a meeting is called to determine eligibility for special education services.

What must the team consider in determining eligibility?

In interpreting evaluation data for the purpose of determining if a child is a child with a disability and in need of special education, each public agency is to draw upon information from a variety of sources, including aptitude, and achievement tests ( but restricted to these results), parent input, teacher recommendations, physical condition, social or cultural background, and adaptive behavior. 

Dona Taylor
Cary-Grove High School
Division Lead
Email: dtaylor@d155.org

Lorrie Brandwein
Crystal Lake Central High School
Division Lead
Email: lbrandwein@d155.org

Larry Boberg
Crystal Lake South High School
Division Lead
Email: lboberg@d155.org

Julie Deka
Prairie Ridge High School
Division Lead
Email: jdeka@d155.org