Special Education

IEP Identifying Information

Student Identifying Information

The student’s name is indicated in the IEP.  The IEP may also indicate the student’s date of birth and locally developed identification number.

Disability Classification

The IEP must designate the disability classification of the student from one of the disability categories defined in State regulations. Only one disability category may be listed in the IEP. 

  • For preschool students, the disability category must be designated as "preschool student with a disability." The criteria used for the preschool student’s eligibility determination shall be either:
    • a functional delay: a significant delay or disorder in one or more functional areas related to cognitive, language and communicative, adaptive, socio-emotional or motor development which adversely affects the student’s ability to learn; or
    • a specific disability classification of autism, deafness, deaf/blindness, hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment, other health-impaired, traumatic brain injury or visual impairment including blindness. The definition of these terms may be found in section 200.1(mm) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
  • For school-age students, the IEP must specify one of the following disabilities: autism, deafness, deaf-blindness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, learning disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health-impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury or visual impairment including blindness. These disabilities are defined in section 200.1(zz) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

Date IEP is to be Implemented

The IEP must indicate the projected date the IEP is to be implemented.

Projected Date of Annual Review

The IEP must indicate the projected date of the review of the student’s IEP.  Each student’s IEP must be reviewed and, if appropriate, revised at least annually to determine if the annual goals for the student are being achieved.  Some students require more frequent reviews to adjust the student’s educational program as a result of a student’s changing needs.

Last Updated: May 23, 2011