The updated New York State Individualized Education Program (IEP) form plays a critical role in ensuring that every student with a disability gets the specific supports and services he or she needs to learn and achieve. Please scroll down for answers to common questions:
Why has the state developed a new IEP form?
The state developed a new form to help IEP teams focus on services that are most important for your child and to reduce variation of IEP forms across the state. The expectation is that IEPs will be more individualized to each student while at the same time held to the same standards across New York State.
What do the changes in the new IEP promote?
What are some differences between the previous form and the new one?
All IEPs have the same basic components:
· Identifying Information
· Present Levels of Performance and Individual Needs
· Measurable Annual Postsecondary Goals/Transition Needs
· Measurable Annual Goals, including Short-Term Objectives and Benchmarks (when appropriate)
· Reporting Progress to Parents
· Coordinated Set of Transition Activities
· Participation in State and District-Wide Assessments
· Participation with Students without Disabilities
· Special Transportation
· Placement Recommendations
What is the Special Education Student Information System (SESIS)?
A secure web-based case management system for students with IEPs. All new IEP documents will be created and maintained in this system. As has always been the case, all team members, including parents, will continue to be actively involved throughout the IEP development process.