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Subject: IEPs/Standards-Based IEPs
Source: Heidi Atkins Lieberman, Assistant Commissioner

Intended Audience: Directors of Special Education and Special Education Contacts

Date: September 12, 2007

In the coming year, we expect to offer state-wide training on development and implementation of Standards-based IEPs (IEPs that are aligned with academic grade-level content standards). In the meantime, the publications below are an excellent resource for you whether you just desire more information on the topic or wish to begin development of standards-based IEPs in your school district on your own. Both are from Project Forum, a project funded by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), and the U.S. Department of Education.

http://www.projectforum.org/

A Seven-Step Process to Creating Standards-based IEPs (2 page document to accompany the more detailed publication below), August 1, 2007.

Standards-Based Individualized Education Program Examples - Marla Davis Holbrook, August 1, 2007 - This document presents a seven-step process to be used in developing a standards-based IEP. Each step is followed by guiding questions for the IEP team to consider in making data-based decisions. Two student examples are provided to illustrate application of the components of a standards-based IEP. One student example leads to the decision that the student should take an alternate assessment based on modified academic achievement standards (MAAS), while the other leads to a decision that the student should take the general assessment with accommodations. Readers might use this tool to think about how the contextual characteristics of a school setting might influence the creation and implementation of a student's IEP. The companion document, "A Seven-Step Process to Creating Standards-based IEPs" provides the steps and guiding questions in a brief two-page document.

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