What You Need To Know About IEPs And Progress ReportsBelieve it or not, you should be getting notes home regarding setting up parent teacher conferences for your children any day now. This means that report card time is also quickly approaching. For parents of children with special needs, who have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), you should also be receiving progress reports for your child shortly. Here are some important things you should know about progress reports and IEPs.
How often must progress be reported?Progress should be reported at least as often as parents of general education students are informed of their child’s progress. Thus, for example, if your school district provides two report cards per year, there should be two progress reports for your child with special needs. If the frequency that the general education students receive progress is not sufficient for your child with special needs, the IEP could also indicate frequency of reporting, for example, as:
- at the end of each term, or
- at three month intervals.