Resources on IEPs for Students with DisabilitiesResources on individualized education programs (IEPs) to improve instruction, assessment, and accountability for students with disabilities.
Rules and Regulations Regarding IEPs
- News and information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) is available on the IDEA website
- California Education Code 56300-56385
Addresses identification and referral, assessment, instructional planning, implementation, and review of IEPs.
- Assembly Bill 114 Special Education Transition
Information regarding the transition of Special Education and related services formerly provided by County Mental Health Agencies (Assembly Bill (AB) 114, Chapter 43, Statutes of 2011).
- Letter Regarding AB 181
Information regarding Special Education and Independent Study.
Resources to Improve IEP Development and Implementation
- Common Core Resources for Special Education
Resources and guidelines on the Common Core State Standards for the Special Education community.
- Alternate Assessment IEP Team Guidance
Guidelines for IEP teams regarding participation in the California Alternate Assessments and the Alternate English Language Proficiency Assessments for California.
- A Guide to the Individualized Education Program
United States Department of Education guidance to assist educators, parents, and state and local educational agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the IDEA regarding IEPs.
- Guide for Supporting English Learners with Disabilities
Information on identifying, assessing, supporting, and reclassifying English Learners (ELs) who may qualify for special education services and pupils with disabilities who may be classified as ELs.
- Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities
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.
- Multi-Tiered System of Supports
A general education approach of high-quality instruction, early intervention, and prevention and behavioral strategies.
- Special Education Transportation Guidelines
Information for IEP Teams determining required transportation services.
- IEP Workgroup Report
Under the 2020 California State Budget Act, Senate Bill 74, the Sacramento County Office of Education , in partnership with the California Department of Education, convened two workgroups charged with providing recommendations to state policy-makers aimed at improving opportunities and outcomes for California’s students with disabilities
Parents’ Rights Regarding IEPs
- Parents’ Rights
Brief summary of procedural safeguards for students with disabilities receiving special education services.
- IDEA Parent Guide
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 was produced by the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
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Last Reviewed: Monday, August 21, 2023