IDEA and K-12 Education
To evaluate a student for educational accommodations and services under the IDEA, the school brings together a team of education and health professionals and the student’s parents. This team is called the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team. The IEP team determines the student’s needs and the special education services and accommodations that will address those needs.
The outcome of the IEP meeting is an IEP, which is a written document that describes the student’s strengths and challenges, establishes a blueprint of his or her academic and social goals for the year, and describes the special education services and accommodations that the student will receive from the school.