Definition of individualized education program.
(1) The term IEP means a written statement for each student eligible for special education that is developed, reviewed, and revised in a meeting in accordance with WAC 392-172A-03095
, and that must include:
(a) A statement of the student's present levels of academic achievement and functional performance, including:
(i) How the student's disability affects the student's involvement and progress in the general education curriculum (the same curriculum as for nondisabled students); or
(ii) For preschool children, as appropriate, how the disability affects the child's participation in appropriate activities;
(b)(i) A statement of measurable annual goals, including academic and functional goals designed to:
(A) Meet the student's needs that result from the student's disability to enable the student to be involved in and make progress in the general education curriculum; and
(B) Meet each of the student's other educational needs that result from the student's disability; and
(ii) For students who take alternate assessments aligned to alternate achievement standards, a description of benchmarks or short-term objectives;
(c) A description of:
(i) How the district will measure the student's progress toward meeting the annual goals described in (b) of this subsection; and
(ii) When the district will provide periodic reports on the progress the student is making toward meeting the annual goals (such as through the use of quarterly or other periodic reports, concurrent with the issuance of report cards);
(d) A statement of the special education and related services and supplementary aids and services, based on peer-reviewed research to the extent practicable, to be provided to the student, or on behalf of the student, and a statement of the program modifications or supports for school personnel that will be provided to enable the student:
(i) To advance appropriately toward attaining the annual goals;
(ii) To be involved in and make progress in the general education curriculum, and to participate in extracurricular and other nonacademic activities; and
(iii) To be educated and participate with other students including nondisabled students in the activities described in this section;
(e) An explanation of the extent, if any, to which the student will not participate with nondisabled students in the general education classroom and extracurricular and nonacademic activities;
(f)(i) A statement of any individual appropriate accommodations that are necessary to measure the academic achievement and functional performance of the student on state and districtwide assessments; and
(ii) If the IEP team determines that the student must take an alternate assessment instead of a particular regular state or districtwide assessment of student achievement, a statement of why:
(A) The student cannot participate in the regular assessment; and
(B) The particular alternate assessment selected is appropriate for the student;
(g) Extended school year services, if determined necessary by the IEP team for the student to receive FAPE.
(h) Aversive interventions, if any, required for the student.
(i) The projected date for the beginning of the services and modifications described in (d) of this subsection, and the anticipated frequency, location, and duration of those services and modifications.
(j) Beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student turns sixteen, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually, thereafter, the IEP must include:
(i) Appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; and
(ii) The transition services including courses of study needed to assist the student in reaching those goals.
(k) Transfer of rights at age of majority. Beginning not later than one year before the student reaches the age of eighteen, the IEP must include a statement that the student has been informed of the student's rights under the act, if any, that will transfer to the student on reaching the age of majority.
(2) Construction. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require:
(a) Additional information be included in a student's IEP beyond what is explicitly required by the federal regulations implementing the act or by state law; or
(b) The IEP team to include information under one component of a student's IEP that is already contained under another component of the student's IEP.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090
(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. WSR 07-14-078, § 392-172A-03090, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]