Individualized Education Plan
The ABC resource Developing Individual Education Plans for Gifted Students explains how current wisdom about teaching gifted students can be demonstrated through the IEP. The resource includes IEP templates with explanatory notes and samples of plans for gifted students.
We developed these samples in consultation with the Ministry of Education, Special Education Policy and Programs Branch, and they extend the direction provided by the 2004 Individual Education Plan Resource Guide. While there have been changes in content in a new electronic format, the general principles remain the same. The explanatory information is aligned with Ministry publications from the 1980’s to the present, including Learning for All.
We welcome your comments and suggestions for future editions of these examples at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that this material will clarify how modifications of content, pace, instruction, and outcomes can be outlined for the benefit of teachers, parents, and students alike.
The IEP Basics
An Individual Educational Plan (IEP) is a working document outlining what will be done to meet the needs of a student. It does not cover the day-to-day details of what happens in a classroom.
If a child is identified as gifted by an Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC), an Individual Educational Plan is required by regulation.
You should receive an IEP for each reporting period unless you waive the right: three times per year for elementary schools, two times per year for semestered secondary schools and two or more times for non-semestered secondary schools. Educational interventions may be undertaken without an IEP or without formal identification: a teacher sees a need and responds.
You should be consulted when a school develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for your child.
Because one electronic IEP for a student may be replaced with another, we encourage parents to maintain a record of every version of every IEP.
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