EVOC 503 WA1
Individual Education Plan

Specific Information and Criteria

OBJECTIVE - Each EVOC 503 scholar will develop, an Individual Education Plan, in accordance with the six criteria indicated below, for a specific student in a course that he/she might teach or is presently teaching.

RATIONALE - People learn at different rates and have different degrees of readiness to learn different things. Instructors should be a able to assertain an individual student's readiness and ability to learn and then be able to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that will accommodate that student's special needs. In reality, although they would be beneficial for all students, individual education plans are usually only developed for "special needs" students who are significantly different from the other members of a given class relative to the manner in which they learn or specific factors that may be inhibiting their learning.

CRITERIA - It is expected that each scholar will:

  1. Comply with all of the General Criteria for Written Assignments.

  2. Develop an "Individual Education Plan" for a particular "Special Needs Student." The plan should not be more than two pages (typewritten or word processed).

    NOTE: If a specific format for an Individual Education Plan is already prescribed in the environment in which you instruct, you may simply use that format to prepare your plan as long as items 3, 4, 5 and 6 (below) are addressed.

  3. Indicate the name of a student, but change the name of any real students (for this assignment) in order to protect confidentiality and briefly describe the course in which the student is enrolled.

  4. Describe the student with respect to gender, age and both mental and physical development (only observable characteristics: NO SPECULATION)

  5. Describe a specific problem that the student is having (again, only observable characteristics: NO SPECULATION).

  6. Describe an instructional strategy relative to helping the student overcome the problem. Be sure to indicate how and when evaluation will be made to determine if the strategy is working.

RESOURCES - Solicit information from a Special Education teacher. Visit the library and/or use an online search engine to look for information on "individual education plans." Take a look at Fred Fudrucker's WA1 Example to see what a correctly formatted WA1 Individual Education Plan should look like.

One point is associated with each of the six criteria listed above.

This assignment may be submitted via e-mail, posted on a Web site or turned in as a hard copy document. Under all circumstances it should be completed on or before the date indicated on the EVOC 502/3 Class Schedule.