Why the State developed a model IEP form

Findings

  • IEPs varied greatly from district to district across the State.

  • Many IEPs did not include required information.

Expectations

  • Students’ IEPs will be more appropriately developed.

  • School districts are more likely to meet compliance requirements.

Speaker Notes:

Slide 6: Findings and Expected Outcomes

By mandating use of a State form, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has taken an important step to improve the compliance of school districts in developing legally appropriate IEPs. The State developed the form based on findings that IEPs varied greatly from district to district and did not always include required information.