Saturday, July 28, 2012


If you're a Special Educator, then you know that one of the components that must be included in the present levels of an IEP is how the student's disability affects their involvement in the general curriculum. Below is a screen shot of what my districts present levels page looks like and the third column is where we type that info at. My district requires that in this column we put the Common Core Standards of the student's current grade level to show what a typical student in that grade level should be able to do. Okay, so if you're like me......everytime you write an IEP you have to pull out the Common Core Standards and type them into this column. This can be very time consuming when you work with 5-6 different grade levels. So one of my summer projects was to type all of the CCS's for each grade level I have into paragraph form and into one document, so that now when I write an IEP, all I have to do is open this document and copy and paste the appropriate grade level standards into this column. This is going to save me so much time writing IEPs next year! Now, it doesn't include self-help, motor skills, or social/behavioral because these are not part of the CC, but it does include ELA, Math, and Communication for grades 1-5. Later, this evening I'll be working on my own standards for those areas as well and will share that with you when it is complete!

If this is something you can use for your IEP's, the link to download the document is below!!

Click Here to download the document!!

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  1. As a former special education teacher this is bee helpful and I will pass this on to other teachers in my building!!

  2. Hi Traci - thanks for stopping by my blog! I have added you to my sped blog list, and now am your newest follower :)


  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been checking yours out and you have many great resources. I love finding other sped teachers!


  4. Thanks Kim. I am new at blogging and designing. Keep checking back because once I can get into my classroom, I'll be able to post many more photos and resources. I will add you to my list of "SPECIAL" Blogs.


  5. When is the 2nd part of writing the IEP going to post , the information in the first part was so helpful. I'm a new teacher and i have found it very hard to get help and questions answered by other sped teachers and my mentor. I don't like bothering people and would prefer not asking , but its just so much that I do not know. for example how do i prepare myself to help the sped students on my caseload the first week of school. what should i be setting up , how do i organize the information and documents ... help i feel so lost .

    1. It has been posted! You can find it here:

      If you have other special education teachers on your campus, don't be afraid to ask for help. They are your best resources. I bet you would be surprised at how willing they are to help! In order to better answer your questions, what are you teaching? What grades, what class? Self-contained? Resource?


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