IEP meetings can cover many different topics.
Sometimes, the entire meeting will be about solving a specific problem. For example, the student might be missing out on services listed in their IEP. Or services may need to be adjusted. There might also be a conflict with a teacher or another student. If so, the meeting will often end with the school and parents agreeing on what to do, including changing the IEP.
With annual IEP meetings, the focus will be more on the student’s overall progress. The school and parents will look at the child’s present level of performance. This is based on data like grades or test scores. Then, the team will review progress toward annual goals and the student’s individual supports and services. Depending on how the child is doing, the team might agree to changes. They may also create a draft version of a new IEP.
For parents: Learn how you can
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expect in an IEP meeting