Special Education in Plain Language


IEP Team’s Job

Duties of Team. The individualized education program team shall do all of the following:


What The Law Says

(a) Evaluate the child…to determine the child’s eligibility or continued eligibility for special education and related services and the educational needs of the child. 115.78(2)(a)

What The Law Means

In Wisconsin, the IEP team is responsible for evaluating children to determine if they are eligible for special education.

What Needs To Be Done

An IEP team, including the parent, is appointed to do the evaluation of children suspected of having a disability.

What Parents Need to Know or Do

Parents are part of the IEP team.  They are involved in the review of records, deciding what testing is needed, and deciding if a child is eligible for special education.