WHAT IS AN IEP?
An IEP is an Individualized Education Program. An IEP is an important legal document. It spells out student's learning needs, the services the school will provide and how progress will be measured.
A federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that public schools create an IEP for every student receiving special education and related services. Students from age 3 through high school graduation or a maximum age of 21 (whichever comes first) may be eligible for an IEP.
The IEP is meant to address each student’s unique learning issues and include specific educational goals. It is a legally binding document. The school must provide everything agreed upon and outlined in the IEP.
IDEA- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Section 504 under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Free and Appropriate Public Education for Students with Disabilities