Your child should have an Individualized Education Plan, (“IEP”), that acts as a map for their education, addressing their unique and individual needs, and laying out everything they need to make progress toward their goals and have academic success.
-- Meaning, they are Making Progress!
In order to do this, their Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Performance, (“PLAAFP”), MUST be on point and state all of your child’s most recent full formal evaluations, their strengths, and with weaknesses, (needs). It must be explicitly accurate and ON POINT, if not, nothing in the IEP is accurate, making your child’s IEP inadequate.
You know your child best and what they need to thrive! That means you and the school should come together as a team to design that map that sets them up for success!
But the reality is often much different…The school team and administration do not act many times as a partner with you, in-fact, they will claim they are the experts on your child and disregard what you have to say. Almost like they're acting as an enemy!
Too often, the school...