Individualized Education Program (IEP) Information
The IEP is a written document for a child with a disability who is eligible for special education in accordance with IDEA. The IEP is developed, reviewed, and revised at least annually. The IEP team may consist of a special education teacher (case manager), general education teacher, related service providers, assistant principal, parent, child, and the LEA representative (Local Education Agency).
The following are components of the IEP and will be reviewed and discussed during an IEP meeting:
Present levels of academic and functional performance (PLOP)
Measureable annual goals and benchmarks or short term objectives
Description of how the child’s progress will be monitored and reported
Educational accommodations and supports
Explanation of the extent the child will participate with nondisabled children in the regular class
Participation in statewide and districtwide assessments
Functional behavior assessment (FBA) (if needed)
Behavior intervention plan (BIP) (if needed)
Dates, frequency, location, and duration of special education and related services
A statement regarding eligibility for extended school year (ESY) services
Transition services (for those students 14 ½ years old and older)
Transfer of rights (for those students 18 years old and older)
Programs and “Tools”
Special education services and supports are individually designed by the IEP team and are aligned to grade level standards and the educational needs of the student. Lesson are delivered within established curriculum guidelines, and methodologies are aligned to the needs of the students.
If a child is referred for special education or referred for a case study evaluation, the student services team (SST) will determine whether a case study evaluation is warranted. The team will consider whether interventions have been implemented and other factors including educational progress, functioning in the school environment, and how the child functions in comparison to his or her peers. To make a decision, the team many utilize screening data and may conduct preliminary procedures such as an observation of the child, an assessment for instructional purposes, consultation with the teacher, and/or a conference with the child. Parents will be notified if a case study is not warranted.
Students with disabilities who may benefit from special education services are evaluated by a team of certified and/or licensed district special education staff using observations, information gathered from all involved parties, intervention data, and/or formalized testing. The team and the parents will conduct a domain review meeting (DRM) to determine the areas in which additional information about the child is needed. An evaluation must be conducted within 60 days of receiving parental consent for the evaluation. The team, including parents, special education staff, and general education staff then meet for an eligibility determination conference (EDC) to determine eligibility for special education in accordance to IDEA. If a determination is made that a child has a disability and needs special education and related services, an IEP must be developed for the child in accordance with IDEA.
A reevaluation of each child with a disability is conducted in accordance with IDEA and must occur at least every three years (unless the parent and the public agency agree that a reevaluation is unnecessary).
The files found on this page are intended to help parents understand the special education eligibility process, parental rights and other information pertinent to evaluation and identification of students with disabilities.
Child Find and Pre-School Screening Information
In accordance with IDEA, Glen Ellyn School District 41 participates in Child Find efforts to locate, evaluate, and identify all children from birth through 21 years of age with disabilities, who require special education and related services.
If you would like your child screened for a disability, please contact District 41 by calling 630-534-7260.
Step 1: Contact District 41 by calling Denise Mackowiak at 630-534-7260. to receive an Ages & Stages Screening packet. We will send out the packet within 7 business days of your initial call. Complete all information in the packet and return it in the enclosed self-addressed stamped envelope.
Step 2: Upon receipt of your completed packet, we will review the information and you will be notified within two weeks either by email or in writing of our findings and/or the next step in the process.
Child and Family Connections of DuPage County
For typically developing students, District 41 offers a Tuition Preschool Program, please call the District Office at 630-534-7232