As used in this chapter, "individualized education program" or "IEP" means a written statement for each child with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in accordance with this definition and that includes:
(A) A statement of the child's present levels of academic achievement and functional performance, including:
(1) How the child's disability affects the child's involvement and progress in the general education curriculum;
(2) For a preschool child with a disability, as appropriate, how the disability affects the child's participation in appropriate activities;
(3) For a child with a disability who is not a preschool child and who will take alternate assessments aligned to alternate achievement standards, a description of benchmarks or short-term objectives.
(B) A statement of measurable annual goals, including academic and functional goals and, at the discretion of the department of education, short-term instructional objectives that are designed to:
(1) Meet the child's needs that result from the child's disability so as to enable the child to be involved in and make progress in the general education curriculum;
(2) Meet each of the child's other educational needs that result from the child's disability.
(C) A description of how the child's progress toward meeting the annual goals described pursuant to division (B) of this section will be measured and when periodic reports on the progress the child is making toward meeting the annual goals will be provided. Such reports may be quarterly or other periodic reports that are issued concurrent with the issuance of regular report cards.
(D) A statement of the special education and related services and supplementary aids and services, based on peer-reviewed research to the extent practicable, to be provided to the child, or on behalf of the child, and a statement of the program modifications or supports for school personnel that will be provided for the child so that the child may:
(1) Advance appropriately toward attaining the annual goals described pursuant to division (B) of this section;
(2) Be involved in and make progress in the general education curriculum and participate in extracurricular and other nonacademic activities;
(3) Be educated with and participate with both other children with disabilities and nondisabled children in the specific activities described pursuant to division (D) of this section.
(E) An explanation of the extent, if any, to which the child will not participate with nondisabled children in the regular class, including an early childhood education setting, and in the activities described pursuant to division (D) of this section;
(F) A statement of any individual appropriate accommodations that are necessary to measure the academic achievement and functional performance of the child on state and districtwide assessments consistent with section 612(a)(16) of the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004," 20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(16) . If the IEP team determines that the child shall take an alternate assessment on a particular state or districtwide assessment of student achievement, the IEP shall contain a statement of why the child cannot participate in the regular assessment and why the particular alternate assessment selected is appropriate for the child.
(G) The projected date for the beginning of the services and modifications described pursuant to division (D) of this section and the anticipated frequency, location, and duration of those services and modifications;
(H) Beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is fourteen years of age, and updated annually thereafter, a statement describing:
(1) Appropriate measurable post-secondary goals based upon age-appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, and independent living skills;
(2) Appropriate measurable post-secondary goals based on age-appropriate transition assessments related to employment in a competitive environment in which workers are integrated regardless of disability;
(3) The transition services, including courses of study, needed to assist the child in reaching the goals described in divisions (H)(1) and (2) of this section.
(I) Beginning not later than one year before the child reaches eighteen years of age, a statement that the child has been informed of the child's rights under Title XX of the United States Code that will transfer to the child on reaching eighteen years of age in accordance with section 615(m) of the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004," 20 U.S.C. 1415(m) .
Nothing in this section shall be construed to require that additional information be included in a child's IEP beyond the items explicitly required by this section and that the IEP team include information under one component of a child's IEP that is already contained under another component of the IEP.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128,SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.
Effective Date: 2007 HB119 09-29-2007