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Building Capacity, Developing High-Quality IEPs

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Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Tue Sep 25 2018, Tue Oct 16 2018, Tue Oct 30 2018.

1050 First St. NE

On March 22, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. In that case, the Court redefined the free appropriate public education (FAPE) requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This training series will provide an overview of the decision and provide LEAs with support to develop capacity among their special education staff to meet the more rigorous standard for IEP quality set forth by Endrew F.

Due to high demand and based on feedback from interested LEAs, the schedule for the series has been modified to include more dates for each session and to spread out the offerings over the length of the academic year. Please see the revised schedule for the series below:




Part 1: Using Data to Describe Students’ Present Level of Performance

Sept. 18, 2018

PLAAFP Assessment Protocol Development Workshop

Sept. 25, 2018

Oct. 16, 2018

Oct. 30, 2018

Part 2: Using Data to Set IEP Goals

Nov. 13, 2018

Best Practice Deep Dive:  Developing “Appropriately Ambitious” Goals

Nov. 20, 2018

Dec. 11, 2018

Dec. 18, 2018

Part 3: Using Data to Design Appropriate Accommodations, Modifications, and Supports

Feb. 12, 2019

Evaluating the Impact of Supports: Data Collection Protocol Development Workshop

Feb. 26, 2019

Mar. 19, 2019

Mar. 26, 2018

Part 4: Using Data to Propose Appropriate Service Hours and Setting

Apr. 16, 2019

Putting It All Together: Creating LEA- or school-wide protocols for IEP draft development, review, and revision

Apr. 23, 2019

May 7, 2019

May 21, 2019

In the first part of the series, Using Data to Describe Students’ Present Level of Performance, participants will learn and understand:

  • Legal requirements related to IEP development
  • Key concepts of IEP development, focusing on student assessment, as well as analysis, interpretation, and reporting of student assessment results
  • How to use data to draft individualized PLAAFP statements that comply with legal requirements
  • How to create internal protocols that support effective student assessment and IEP development practices

This training series consists of four full-day and four half-day sessions. Attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged.  

The first part of this training series will be offered twice in September and twice in October. Participants from the same LEA or school should plan to attend on the same date whenever possible, to maximize the opportunity for collaboration and immediate application of course concepts to your team’s work.

*Please only register for ONE of the sessions below.*

  • Option 1: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, Room 523
  • Option 2: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, Room 523
  • Option 3: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, Room 108
  • Option 4: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, Room 108

Space is limited and registration is required. REGISTER

For questions, please contact Jennifer Carpenter at [email protected].