Supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and located at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, the IRIS Center develops and disseminates free, engaging online resources about evidence-based instructional and behavioral practices to support the education of all students, particularly struggling learners and those with disabilities. These resources, designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap, are intended for use in college teacher preparation programs, in professional development (PD) activities for practicing professionals, and by independent
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the foundation of special education services.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires public school districts to provide students with disabilities with a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). The IEP is legal documentation of how that FAPE is provided for a particular student across a program of special and related education services.
The IEP is a collaborative document developed between school and service personnel (which may include special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators, related services providers and others) and a student’s family. IEPs are reviewed by all parties multiple times throughout a year, with changes made as appropriate to ensure a student is meeting their educational goals.
“The essential function of an IEP is to set out a plan for pursuing academic and functional advancement” (Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, 2017, p. 992).
Let's Go Learn provides highly diagnostic online assessments and automated progress monitoring tools to help teachers write IEPs faster and with greater accuracy. Present levels and benchmark goals are automatically identified for each student. In addition, Let's Go Learn provides specially designed instruction that targets each student's gaps in reading and mathematics via its online learning platform that works in-class or remotely.
Benefits for Special Educators and Departments:
- Online diagnostic assessments identify learning gaps and present grade levels for students with
Adapted Physical Education: Meeting the Requirements of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Specialized Assessment & Consulting is here to support your special education department with high quality special education assessment and related services.
We can support you with:
📌 Flat-rate assessments: This affordable option allows flexibility to have a single student or many students assessed. Fees are set at a flat rate for each assessment and we provide all testing equipment if needed.
📌 Part-time or PRN services: Counseling or therapy caseloads, consultation and assistance with evaluations of students with low incidence disabilities are handled on an hourly part-time or PRN
Education Modified is an award-winning, fully customizable special ed platform that brings the essential information contained in the IEP to the forefront of daily classroom instruction.
Directly integrated within learning management systems (Schoology, Canvas, JumpRope) that teachers already use, the EdMod platform helps teachers more effectively implement all learning plans (IEP, 504, RTI, transition, Gifted, ELL & more) in the classroom. Our technology includes a research-based library of over 350 instructional strategies, content fo IDEA and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, and innovative