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Individualized Education Program (IEP): Preparing Students for College and Career

An individualized education program (IEP) is a plan that:
  • identifies a student's educational needs,
  • contains learning goals based on the student's needs,
  • and describes the services a student will receive in order to progress towards learning goals.

The department developed guidance on writing IEPs called College and Career Ready IEPs: Improving Outcomes for Students Ages 3-21. This guidance does not reflect new requirements, but rather a renewed focus on the purpose of IEPs aligned with our state's focus on College and Career Readiness and improving literacy outcomes for students with IEPs called Reading Drives Achievement: Success through Literacy. For students requiring special education, the IEP supports access, engagement, and progress in academic instruction at all grade levels.

CCR IEP Overview

Discover CCR IEPs.


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Learning Resources

Explore in-depth information and resources about the CCR IEP process.

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CCR IEP Discussion Tool

Use the CCR IEP tool to help you plan for and guide your discussion as you develop CCR IEPs.

Forms, Timelines & Procedures

Learn more about policies and procedures, sample special education forms & notices.