Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tip for an IEP shortcut

I've been writing tons of IEPs here lately. It has lead me to the great conclusion that there are some things informational things that I can copy and paste.

If you were to ever run across one of the IEPs I have contributed to, you would find that I am a very detail oriented person. I like to include a little blurb about the assessments that I use on re-evaluations. Now, my district has asked us to include a brief description of our assessments on our meeting summaries as well. I don't mind doing this at all; however, at some point all the typing gets a little redundant. I finally gave up and created a word document to keep a brief summary of every assessment tool that I use on hand. I just copy and paste to evaluation documents and the summary page. This way every parent receives a uniform and thorough description of the test without increasing the amount of time it takes for me to write up reports.

Since the majority of these assessments are copyrighted, I obviously cannot upload this file to my blog and have blurred out the names in the picture above. I just want to share this suggestion as a way to save some valuable time at the expense of roughly 30 minutes of one day (depending on how many assessments you use).


  1. I cut and paste from my evaluation report into the IEP Profile, goal page and N1 page of the IEP. Cuts down on lots of time.

    1. That's a good idea too. I do mine in reverse. I always write in the DEC 3 testing report first and then do my evaluation report. I cut and paste from those two into the plans of care too.