The first page of an IEP is basically just filling out the child’s name, age and what their disability is. The IEP is a written plan that describes in detail your child’s special education program. The IEP should describe how your child currently performs and your child’s specific instructional needs. The IEP must include detailed and measurable annual goals and short-term objectives or benchmarks.
According to “An Educator’s Guide to Special Education Law” by Brenda J. Bowlby states that the IEP must include certain information about the child and the educational program designed to meet his or her unique needs. this information are current performance, annual goals, special education and related services, participation with nondisabled children, participation in state and district-wide tests, dates and places, age of majority and measuring progress.
Current performance. The IEP must state how the child is currently doing in school (known as present levels of educational performance). This information usually comes from the evaluation results such as classroom tests and assignments, individual tests given to decide eligibility for services or during reevaluation, and observations made by parents, teachers, related service providers, and other school staff. The statement about "current performance" includes how the child's disability affects his or her involvement and progress in the general curriculum.
Annual goals. These are goals that the child can reasonably accomplish in a year. The goals are broken down into short-term objectives or benchmarks. Goals may be academic, address social or behavioral needs, relate to physical needs, or address other educational needs. The goals must be measurable-meaning that it must be possible to measure whether the student has achieved the goals.
Special education and related services. The IEP must list the special education and related services to be provided to the child or on behalf of the child. This includes...