The Individual Education Plan(IEP) - TDSB School Websites

The Individual Education Plan(IEP) - TDSB School Websites

The Individual Education Plan (IEP) Toronto District School Board January 20, 2015. MOE Learning for All: A Guide to Effective Assessment and Instruction for All Students, Kindergarten-12 (DRAFT)

LEARNING FOR ALL BELIEF STATEMENTS Essential for SOME and good for ALL Fairness is not sameness Each student has his or her unique patterns of learning

What happens when my child is experiencing difficulty? Teacher contacts parent Parent contacts teacher Student contacts Special Education or Guidance

(secondary) Administrator contacts parent How the teacher will respond? Confers with colleagues and in- school special education staff Implement a variety of strategies

Communicates with parents Every school must have a procedure in place to identify: the level of development learning abilities strengths and needs of every child

TDSB uses the In-school Support Team (IST) and the School Support Team (SST) process that is documented on the Individual Learning Profile (ILP) Individual Learning Profile (ILP) form Prior to an IST the teacher initiates the ILP which includes a detailed collection of current data:

strengths and needs personalized strategies ongoing educational assessments recommendations timelines outcomes

In-School Support Team (IST) Only school based staff (teacher, administration, special education teacher(s) meet to: share and analyze student strengths and needs problem solve share expertise Determine next steps

Parental permission is not required but feedback and communication is important School staff and administration work together to implement strategies and monitor progress If the strategies implemented are supporting the teacher and improving the students

outcomes, an SST may not be necessary at this point School Support Team (SST) Members of School Support Team (SST) School staff teacher, principal, spec. ed. teacher, Guidance, Student Success

Special Education Department Consultant Professional Support Services Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech and Language Pathologist Parents are invited to attend Parents may bring a support person Sometimes - OT/PT, Child and Youth Worker, outside agencies, medical professional, other

Translator if necessary School Support Team (SST) present and analyze student strengths and needs problem solve share expertise

Determine next steps Parental permission is required Copy of ILP is provided to the parent Parent Invitation to SST Yes / No - I give permission for my child to be discussed at the SST meeting

Yes / No - I give permission for Professional Support Services staff to read my childs Ontario School Record Yes / No - I will attend the SST meeting Does this student need an Individual Education Plan? A discussion will take place between the

school team, parents and if applicable, the student, to discuss the need for an IEP. INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN - IEP A written plan describing the special education program and/or services provided to students who are experiencing significant

difficulty meeting the curriculum expectations for their grade level THE IEP - REGULATION 181/98 IEPs are required for students deemed exceptional through an IPRC IEPs may be developed for students who are

not exceptional but who require a special education program/service DEVELOPMENT OF THE IEP IST or SST recommendation Parent consultation and student at 16 year of age

Developed collaboratively with those who know the student best DEVELOPMENT OF THE IEP One teacher coordinates the development of the IEP for the team Working document - to be updated as

students needs and strengths change Completion within 30 school days of placement in a program PARENT ROLE Participate in the consultation process Provide up-to-date information Share knowledge and insights about childs

strengths, needs, talents and interests Indicate proven strategies Reinforce childs learning by providing practice time at home Maintain open communication with school staff

IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION Decision to develop an IEP rests with the school Professional obligation to address the learning needs of all students IEP may include things you do not want and may not include things you do want

Ask questions to understand the schools intent The final decision for the implementation of an IEP is the responsibility of the principal . Parents should be included in the

development of the IEP but permission is not required. ACCOMMODATIONS Teaching strategies to assist the student to meet the curriculum expectations the provincial learning expectations for the

grade level are not altered IEP box is not checked on the Report Card Instructional - changes in teaching strategies Environmental - changes to the classroom and/or school setting

Assessment - changes in the ways that students are asked to demonstrate learning Arial Font 12 MODIFICATIONS Changes made to the subject /course to meet student needs:

Expectations from a different grade level Significant changes (increase or decrease) to the number and/ or complexity of the learning expectations Where program is modified, IEP box must be checked on the Report Card and include the following statement: This letter grade/percentage mark is based on achievement of the expectations in the IEP, that vary from the Grade __

expectations ... IEP Transition Plans PPM 156 All students with and IEP, whether or not they have been identified as exceptional by and IPRC will have a Transition Plan developed starting in September , 2014

(e.g. new class, new school, high school, post secondary education or work etc. ) Thank you!

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