Individual Education Plan

"Following the assessment process (which includes the gathering of all relevant information) an Individual Educational Plan (I.E.P.) should be designed, implemented, continuously evaluated and modified as indicated by the evaluation... Parents should play an important role in the development, implementation and monitoring of the individual plan along with teachers, district support staff and outside agency personnel as appropriate" -Ministry of Education, Special Programs Manual

The use of IEP's for special education students is required in B. C. by the Ministry of Education's Student Support Services Branch.

An IEP is:

  • a dynamic, ongoing process
  • designed for just one student and based on their strengths and needs
  • a written report outlined in a 1 -- 2 page format in clear language
  • an assessment by teachers, parents, related service personnel concerning the progress of a student's academic, social and behavioural needs
  • a collaborative meeting including the teachers (special, regular, resource), the parents, the principal, the student (when appropriate), and related service personnel, to determine the content of the student's program.

The IEP must contain:

  • What the student now knows and can do:
  • essential information including relevant medical, social and educational background
  • information about the student's current strengths and learning needs
  • degree of participation in regular program
  • areas requiring modification and/or adaptation
  • what and how the student should learn next:
  • goals appropriate to the student in one or more of: physical, intellectual, social/emotional, career/work experience

Instruction Plans:

  • required classroom accommodations
  • who will provide instruction
  • where it will take place
  • for how long
  • what the student will do to demonstrate learning
  • plans for implementation
  • plan and date for (at least annual) review
  • plans for the next transition
  • (Individual Education Planning for Students with Special Needs; Ministry of Education; RB0061)