Part B (ages 6 through 21)

IDEA 2004
Part B

View information on a variety of topics and related issues regarding the implementation of NCLB, IDEA and other legislation from federal sources, including vetted documents from the U.S. Department of Education, and resource documents from IDEA Partnership organizations.

Individualized Program

This section includes Definition, Team Decision-Making, Individualized Education Program (IEP), Standards Based IEPs, Progress Monitoring


Federal Sources Federal Sources

U.S. Department of Education

President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education (PCESE) – Final

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
General IDEA Guidance from OSEP

OSEP’s Legislation and Policy Guidance
OSEP Policy Correspondence



Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) IDEA 2004 Website:

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004

This site is a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006.
Topic Briefs:

Early Intervening Services

Individualized Education Program (IEP), Team Meetings and Changes to the IEP

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Secondary Transition

Q&A Documents:

Questions and Answers On Individualized Education Programs (IEP's), Evaluations and Reevaluations

Questions and Answers on Serving Children with Disabilities Placed by Their Parents at Private Schools
A Decision Framework for IEP Teams Related to Methods for Individual Student Participation in State Accountability Assessments



The Alliance (PACER) and CADRE
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers at PACER-

Consortium For Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education
Facilitated IEP Meetings: An Emerging Practice



Consortium For Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) 

National Symposium on IEP Facilitation: Materials





Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS): Policy Forum
Standards-Based Individualized Education Program Examples

State Tracking to Measure Student Progress Toward IEP Goals


National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
IEP Issue Site
The Short-and-Sweet IEP Overview
All About the IEP
The IEP Team
When the IEP Team Meets
Contents of the IEP
Subpart D: Evaluations, Eligibility, IEPs, and Placement
Facilitated IEP Meetings: An Emerging Practice
Topics : Manage IEP and Administrative Tasks
Student with a Disability on the IEP Team

The Iris Center for Faculty Enhancement
Module: Content Standards: Connecting standards-based curriculum to instructional planning



National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)
Educator Perceptions of Instructional Strategies for Standards-based Education of English Language Learners with Disabilities (ELLs with Disabilities Report 7)





National Center on Student Progress Monitoring 

Note:  this Center is no longer active but the resources are still available.

Definition of progress monitoring:

Progress monitoring is a scientifically based practice that is used to assess students' academic performance and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Progress monitoring can be implemented with individual students or an entire class.

Common questions for progress monitoring: What is progress monitoring?

Student Progress Monitoring

How Progress Monitoring Assists Decision Making in a Response-to-Instruction  Framework
Formative Evaluation of Academic Progress

What Is Scientifically-Based Research on Progress Monitoring?
What Student Progress Monitoring Means for Your Child
Curriculum Based Measurement, What it is and What Does it Means to My Child?


National Research Center on Learning Disabilities

What is Progress Monitoring?

Access to, Participation and Progress in the General Education Curriculum

Responsiveness to Intervention: How to Do It--Section 2: Progress Monitoring

RTI School-Based Practices: Progress Monitoring

National SEA Conference on SLD Determination: Progress Monitoring

Applying Progress Monitoring to RTI Prevention and Identification

RTI: Progress Monitoring



National Center on Response to Intervention's (NCRTI)

Progress Monitoring Section

Applying Progress Monitoring to RTI Prevention and Identification




IDEA Partnership Organizations IDEA Partnership Organizations




Council for Exceptional Children 

Designing Individualized Education Program (IEP)Transition Plans
Involving Students in Their Own IEP Planning
Self-Directed Plans of Study - A Key Component to A Self-Directed
Eight Steps To Help Students Develop IEP Goals
Providing Access to Assessment: How Should IEP Teams Make Decisio ..
How to Help Young Students Get Ready to Participate in Their IEP
Step by Step: Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Multi-Year IEP
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

Education Commission of the States
Recent State Policies/Activities: Special Education Assessment/Accommodation:



Learning Disabilities Association of America 
The Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Preparing For a Successful IEP Meeting



United Cerebral Palsy Association
The Individualized Education Program (IEP):  The UCP "Unofficial" Guide to the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

The Individualized Education Program (IEP)  From Theory to Practice: Removing Barriers to your Child's Right to an IEP