by Erica Hunter / Oct 21, 2011
WBEZ-FM (91.5) (NPR; Chicago, Oct. 20) -- In an interview with WBEZ about Individualized Educational Plan or Programs (IEPs), Jim Shriner, professor of special education, says money and resources prevent most schools from providing for students with special needs.
"The most effective teachers use the IEPs to check their instructional priorities to make sure that accommodations are provided as needed," said Shriner. "They’re not effective if they’re cut and pasted from a goal bank that is pre-written without the student’s individual needs in mind and just presented and shoved in a drawer once their signed and approved. If it’s used and shared and referred to periodically they can be very effective."