I.E.P. (Individualized Educational Plan): If a student has been found eligible for special education services, an I.E.P. team meeting will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time. At the conference, the I.E.P. team decides if specially designed instruction is required and what that instruction will look like. The I.E.P. is developed from information regarding the child’s needs and strengths presented at the I.E.P. conference. Special education, related services, and any regular education programs or activities in which a child participates are described in the I.E.P. To ensure that your child’s I.E.P. is appropriate for continued growth, the plan is reviewed when major changes must be made, but at least once a year.
N.O.R.E.P.: A Notice of Recommended Educational Placement (N.O.R.E.P.) may be given to you during the I.E.P. conference, or mailed to you later, to reflect the program that has been determined appropriate for your child. This legal document notes the type of program in which your child is to be enrolled (i.e. regular education, special education, or a combination). If it has been determined at the I.E.P. conference that your child requires some type of special education, your child’s N.O.R.E.P. will be reviewed whenever there are major changes in the type of program your child receives or in the amount of time that your child is in the program. Keep the N.O.R.E.P. with your child’s I.E.P. in a safe place.