Measuring Student Progress
Reviewing IEP Progress Reports are an opportunity to check in with teachers to find out how your child is doing at school and the progress they are making on their IEP Goals.
Click the link below to read an article from The Center for Parent Information & Resources on Measuring & Reporting Student Progress.
Special Education Placement
Once the IEP team has decided what services a child needs, a decision must be made about where services will be provided. Where the child’s IEP is carried out is called placement. Parents have the right to be part of the group that decides the child’s placement.
In deciding the child’s placement, the group must make sure that the child has the maximum opportunity appropriate to learn with children who do not have disabilities—in academic, nonacademic, and extracurricular activities. This part of IDEA is called Least Restrictive Environment or LRE.
The following articles and resources are helpful for those just starting out in the IEP process or who are looking for more information about how best to support the education of a child with disabilities. You can also refer to our Special Education Family Handbook or the IEP guide for more information about the process.
Your First IEP
In addition to the articles below, the New SFUSD Special Education Family Handbook is a great starting place for your 1st IEP.
- What to Expect at Your First IEP
- IEP Roadmap by Understood.org
- IEP Timelines in CA
- Anatomy of an IEP, Understood.org
- Parents’ guide to 504 plans and IEPs: What they are and how they're different
- Questions to Ask Before and During the IEP
- The Difference between an Educational Assessment and a Medical Diagnosis
- Learning Differently 101 For Students
- IEP Parent Support
*We also recommend families sign up for Sign up for a FREE Virtual IEP Clinic at Support for Families
IEP Meeting Best Practices
- Preparing for an IEP Meeting
- Using the IEP Meeting to Create an IEP that Works from Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting Checklist, Bright Futures
- 5 Tips for Incredibly Successful IEP Meetings by Pam Wright, Wrightslaw.com
- Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Time Off for IEP Meetings
- When Your Child With an IEP Turns 18: Your Parental Rights
Developing an IEP for your child
- Developing Your Child's IEP
- Contents of the IEP by: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
- High Quality IEPs: Building on My Strengths
- What to Double-Check on Your Child’s IEP, Understood.org
- Standardized Testing Accommodations, California Department of Education Student Accessibility Resources
- School Accommodations and Modification
- What is a functional behavioral assessment (FBA)?
- What is Assistive Technology (AT)?
- How To Organize Your Child's Special Education File
- Introducing your child with an IEP to a new teacher
Special Education Laws and Parent Rights
The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA)
- Categories of Disability Under IDEA
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Special Education Fundamentals
- Special Education Rights for Children and Families
- Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
- Special Education Timelines in California, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP
- How to Consent to Some Parts of an IEP and Not Others Twice Exceptional Resources
- Yes, your child with an IEP can go on the field trip
- “Stay Put” Rights: What They Are and How They Work
- Medicaid Billing for IEP Services
SFUSD offers many dispute resolution options for families. Read more about them on our website to find a solution for your situation.
Measuring Student Progress
- IEP Progress Reports: What Should be Reported vs What is Reported from Special Education Action
- Measuring and Reporting Student Progress from Center for Parent Information and Resource
Considerations for Twice Exceptional Learners
- All about twice-exceptional students from Understood.org
- Twice Exceptional: Definition, Characteristics & Identification
- Students with Disabilities Often Overlooked in Gifted Programming
- REEL, Resilience and Engagement for Every Learner is a Bay Area Peninsula organization that strives to ensure that twice-exceptional students thrive in school by raising parent and educator awareness and understanding through resources, tools, events, and services.
This page was last updated on January 8, 2024