What are the requirements for special education students?
As per Iowa Code 279.61, all students, including special education students, must complete the Required State Components of the state career planning system. To the extent appropriate, IEP students should complete the components in the same method as their peers. However, alternate assessments or programs may be used for the students who, for example, will not be able to complete the component even with accommodations. In these instances, assessments should still be done to determine interests and preferences, but at a much different level than is available through the electronic format. The school’s IEP team should be consulted as they are already working on transitions for these students. If you need further help, contact your AEA special education consultant or Barb Guy (firstname.lastname@example.org ) at the Department of Education.
Data for student who complete all work within the Guideways of I Have A Plan Iowa™ (www.ihaveaplaniowa.gov) will be reported to the state. However, student work completed through alternate methods should be reported on the forms found on the Student Curriculum (8th Grade) Plan page of the Department of Education website. Click on “Reporting.” The form is due June 15th.
Schools not working within the Guideways or using other programs will indicate students who complete through alternate methods on their annual report which can be found on the Student Curriculum (8th Grade) Plan page of the Department of Education website. Click on “Reporting.” The form is due June 15th.