Progress Monitoring: Legal Issues and Recommendations for IEP Teams

Etscheidt, Susan K.
January 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p56
Academic Journal
The article discusses legal issues and recommendations in the provision for progress monitoring of individualized education programs (IEP). Aspects pointed out include the failure of several IEP teams in developing and implementing progress monitoring plans. It is noted that progress monitoring plans help evaluate a child's suitable IEP program. However, a review of legal decision showed the failure to make plans, improper delegation of responsibilities, use of inappropriate measures, and occurrence of monitoring did not meet the required frequency. In compliance to this, a greater IEP mandate for the monitoring is implemented and a more focus on the program is emphasized.


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