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Resources on IEPs for Children with Disabilities

Resources to improve instruction, assessment, and accountability for students with disabilities.

Resources Related to Individualized Education Program (IEP)

California

Resources Related to IDEA 2004

  • Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities External link opens in new window or tab.
    Information, including research briefs and resources designed to improve instruction, assessment, and accountability for students with disabilities. The Tool Kit is intended to assist state personnel, schools, and families in their efforts to ensure that all students with disabilities receive a quality education.

  • IDEA Parent Guide External link opens in new window or tab.
    This guide describes the special education process with special emphasis on the category of specific learning disability and includes parent perspectives, terms helpful to know, and practical materials for parents (e.g., checklists, sample letters, charts, and questions to ask). This guide produced by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD).

  • Response to Instruction & Intervention
    A general education approach of high quality instruction, early intervention, and prevention and behavioral strategies.

Federal Law and Regulations

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Last Reviewed: Monday, July 12, 2021
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