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Interactive Graduation Flowchart

for Students with Disabilities

Revised January 2019


Did the student complete all Did the student complete all
STATE (or district if greater) STATE (or district if greater)
credit and curriculum credit and curriculum with
Graduation Requirements. MODIFICATIONS Graduation
Requirements.
YES NO
YES NO

=Continue

=Stop

Revised January 2019


Eligible Graduation Codes
Did the student participate
in STAAR EOC or STAAR Alt 2?

YES YES
STAAR EOC STAAR
Alternate 2

NO
Did the Participate in
all STAAR EOC test?

YES
Passed all five

YES
Passed three out
of five
NO

YES
Did not pass
three out of five
Will the student earn
an Endorsement(s)?

NO
YES
Did any course
taken for
Endorsement(s)
contain Modified
TEKS?

YES NO
Foundation Plan
with
Endorsement(s)

19 TAC§89.1070(B)(2)

Mastery of IEP
Foundation Plan
No Endorsement
19 TAC§89.1070(B)(2)

Mastery of IEP
A student with modification(s) to his/her TEKS must master
his/her IEP
AND
have one of the following areas selected for graduation.

If ARD Committee is considering any future services the student has not mastered the IEP. SEE § 300.320
Definition of individualized education program

Mastery of employability
Student works full time Access to Services
skills
19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(a) 19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(c)
19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(b)
PEIMS Graduation Code 54 PEIMS Graduation Code
PEIMS Graduation Code 55
CCMR-Career Readiness 56
CCMR-Career Readiness
PEIMS Graduation Code 54
CCMR-Career Readiness

Foundation Plan Consistent with the IEP, the student has obtained full-
time employment, based on the student's abilities and
local employment opportunities, in addition to
mastering sufficient self-help skills to enable the student
to maintain the employment without direct and ongoing
educational support of the local school district.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
PEIMS Graduation Code 55
Foundation Plan CCMR-Career Readiness
Consistent with the IEP, the student has demonstrated
mastery of specific employability skills and self-help
skills that do not require direct ongoing educational
support of the local school district.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
PEIMS Graduation Code 56
Foundation Plan The student has access to services that are not within
the legal responsibility of public education or
employment or educational options for which the
student has been prepared by the academic
program.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
Did the student pass
three out five STAAR
EOC test?

YES NO
Will the student earn
an Endorsement(s)?

YES NO
The ARD committee determines if student will earn an Endorsement(s) with only
passing three out of five STAAR EOC test, 19 TAC §89.1070(d) ,but the student must
meet criteria for 19 TAC §89.1070(c)(1)(2) to earn an Endorsement(s)

Eligible No Endorsement(s)
Endorsement(s)
Did any course
taken for
Endorsement(s)
contain Modified
TEKS?

YES NO
Foundation Plan
NOT Eligible to
earn
Endorsement(s)

Mastery of IEP
A student with modification(s) to his/her TEKS must master
his/her IEP
AND
have one of the following areas selected for graduation.

If ARD Committee is considering any future services the student has not mastered the IEP. SEE § 300.320
Definition of individualized education program

Mastery of employability
Student works full time
skills Access to Services
19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(a)
19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(b) 19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(c)
PEIMS Graduation Code 54
PEIMS Graduation Code 55 PEIMS Graduation Code 56
CCMR-Career Readiness
CCMR-Career Readiness
PEIMS Graduation Code 54
CCMR-Career Readiness
Foundation Plan
Consistent with the IEP, the student has obtained full-
time employment, based on the student's abilities and
local employment opportunities, in addition to
mastering sufficient self-help skills to enable the
student to maintain the employment without direct and
ongoing educational support of the local school district.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
PEIMS Graduation Code 55
CCMR-Career Readiness
Foundation Plan
Consistent with the IEP, the student has demonstrated
mastery of specific employability skills and self-help
skills that do not require direct ongoing educational
support of the local school district.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
Foundation Plan PEIMS Graduation Code 56
The student has access to services that are not within
the legal responsibility of public education or
employment or educational options for which the
student has been prepared by the academic
program.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
Foundation Plan
with
Endorsement(s)

Mastery of IEP
Did the student pass
less than three
STAAR EOC test?

YES NO
Foundation Plan

Mastery of IEP
A student with modification(s) to his/her TEKS must master
his/her IEP
AND
have one of the following areas selected for graduation.

If ARD Committee is considering any future services the student has not mastered the IEP. SEE § 300.320
Definition of individualized education program

Mastery of employability
Student works full time
skills Access to Services
19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(a)
19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(b) 19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(c)
PEIMS Graduation Code 54
PEIMS Graduation Code 55 PEIMS Graduation Code 56
CCMR-Career Readiness
CCMR-Career Readiness
PEIMS Graduation Code 54
CCMR-Career Readiness

Foundation Plan Consistent with the IEP, the student has obtained full-
time employment, based on the student's abilities and
local employment opportunities, in addition to
mastering sufficient self-help skills to enable the
student to maintain the employment without direct
and ongoing educational support of the local school
district.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
PEIMS Graduation Code 55
Foundation Plan CCMR-Career Readiness

Consistent with the IEP, the student has


demonstrated mastery of specific employability skills
and self-help skills that do not require direct ongoing
educational support of the local school district.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
PEIMS Graduation Code 56
Foundation Plan The student has access to services that are not within
the legal responsibility of public education or
employment or educational options for which the
student has been prepared by the academic program.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
Foundation Plan

19 TAC
89.1070(B)(2)

Mastery of IEP
A student with modification(s) to his/her TEKS must master
his/her IEP
AND
have one of the following areas selected for graduation.

If ARD Committee is considering any future services the student has not mastered the IEP. SEE § 300.320
Definition of individualized education program

Mastery of employability
Student works full time
skills Access to Services
19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(a)
19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(b) 19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(c)
PEIMS Graduation Code 54
PEIMS Graduation Code 55 PEIMS Graduation Code 56
CCMR-Career Readiness
CCMR-Career Readiness
PEIMS Graduation Code 54
CCMR-Career Readiness
Foundation Plan Consistent with the IEP, the student has obtained full-
time employment, based on the student's abilities and
local employment opportunities, in addition to
mastering sufficient self-help skills to enable the student
to maintain the employment without direct and ongoing
educational support of the local school district.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
PEIMS Graduation Code 55
CCMR-Career Readiness
Foundation Plan
Consistent with the IEP, the student has demonstrated
mastery of specific employability skills and self-help
skills that do not require direct ongoing educational
support of the local school district.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
PEIMS Graduation Code 56
Foundation Plan The student has access to services that are not within
the legal responsibility of public education or
employment or educational options for which the
student has been prepared by the academic
program.

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
Did the student
PARTICIPATE in
STAAR EOC tests?

YES
Passed all Five

YES NO
Passed three out
five

YES
Did not Pass
three out of five
Will the student earn
an Endorsement(s)?

YES NO
Foundation Plan
(PEIMS
Graduation
Code 34)

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
Foundation Plan
with
Endorsement(s)
(PEIMS Graduation
Code 34)

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
Student must follow and meet district’s
Coherent Sequence of Courses to earn an
Endorsement(s).

Multidisciplinary Arts and Humanities

STEM Business and Industry Public Service


Did the student pass
three out five STAAR
EOC test?

YES NO
Has the student earned the required
credits (state standards or district
standards if greater) for the Foundation
Plan (with or without modifications) and
the additional Endorsement(s) courses
without modifications?
(19 TAC § 89.1070(c)(1)(2))

YES NO
Did the ARD committee determine that the student will earn an Endorsement(s) with
only passing three out of five STAAR EOC tests?
(19 TAC §89.1070(d))

(YES) (NO)
Eligible for Not eligible for
Endorsement(s) Endorsement(s)
Did the ARD committee determines that the student will graduate through
participation and no longer retest on failed STAAR EOC exams?
(19 TAC §89.1070(b)(1)

(YES)
(NO)
Graduate through
Continue to Retest
Participation
Foundation Plan
No Endorsement
PEIMS Graduation
Code 35

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
Foundation Plan
with
Endorsement(s)
(PEIMS Graduation
Code 34)

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
Students must follow and meet districts
Coherent Sequence of Courses to earn an
Endorsement(s).

Multidisciplinary Arts and Humanities

STEM Business and Industry Public Service


Did the student pass
less than three
STAAR EOC test?

YES NO
Did the ARD committee determine that the student will graduate through
participation and no longer retest on failed STAAR EOC exams?
(19 TAC §89.1070(b)(1)

(YES)
(NO)
Graduate through
Continue to Retest
Participation
Foundation Plan
No Endorsement
PEIMS Graduation
Code 35

All students graduating under this section must be provided with a summary of academic
achievement and functional performance as described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
§300.305(e)(3). This summary must consider, as appropriate, the views of the parent and student
and written recommendations from adult service agencies on how to assist the student in meeting
postsecondary goals. An evaluation as required by 34 CFR, §300.305(e)(1), must be included as part
of the summary for a student graduating under subsections (b)(2)(A), (B), or (C) or (g)(4)(A), (B), or
(C) of this section.
19 TAC §89.1070(c)

(c) A student receiving special education services may earn an


Endorsement(s) under §74.13 of this title (relating to Endorsement(s)s)
if the student:
• (1) satisfactorily completes the requirements for graduation under the
Foundation High School Program specified in §74.12 of this title as well as the
additional credit requirements in mathematics, science, and elective courses
as specified in §74.13(e) of this title with or without modified curriculum;
• (2) satisfactorily completes the courses required for the Endorsement(s)
under §74.13(f) of this title without any modified curriculum; and
• (3) performs satisfactorily as established in the TEC, Chapter 39, on the
required state assessments.
19 TAC §89.1070(d)
Notwithstanding subsection (c)(3) of this section, a student receiving special
education services classified in Grade 11 or 12 who has taken each of the
state assessments required by Chapter 101, Subchapter CC, of this title
(relating to Commissioner's Rules Concerning Implementation of the
Academic Content Areas Testing Program) or Subchapter DD of this title
(relating to Commissioner's Rules Concerning Substitute Assessments for
Graduation) but failed to achieve satisfactory performance on no more
than two of the assessments is eligible to receive an endorsement if the
student has met the requirements in subsection (c)(1) and (2) of this
section.
19 TAC §89.1070(c)

(c) A student receiving special education services may earn an


Endorsement(s) under §74.13 of this title (relating to Endorsement(s)s)
if the student:
• (1) satisfactorily completes the requirements for graduation under the
Foundation High School Program specified in §74.12 of this title as well as the
additional credit requirements in mathematics, science, and elective courses
as specified in §74.13(e) of this title with or without modified curriculum;
• (2) satisfactorily completes the courses required for the Endorsement(s)
under §74.13(f) of this title without any modified curriculum; and
• (3) performs satisfactorily as established in the TEC, Chapter 39, on the
required state assessments.
19 TAC §89.1070(d)
Notwithstanding subsection (c)(3) of this section, a student receiving
special education services classified in Grade 11 or 12 who has taken each
of the state assessments required by Chapter 101, Subchapter CC, of this
title (relating to Commissioner's Rules Concerning Implementation of the
Academic Content Areas Testing Program) or Subchapter DD of this title
(relating to Commissioner's Rules Concerning Substitute Assessments for
Graduation) but failed to achieve satisfactory performance on no more
than two of the assessments is eligible to receive an endorsement if the
student has met the requirements in subsection (c)(1) and (2) of this
section.
19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)
(2) The student has demonstrated mastery of the required state standards (or district standards if greater)
in Chapters 110-118, 126-128, and 130 of this title and satisfactorily completed credit requirements for
graduation under the Foundation High School Program specified in §74.12 of this title through courses, one
or more of which contain modified curriculum that is aligned to the standards applicable to students in
general education, as well as satisfactory performance as established in the TEC, Chapter 39, on the
required state assessments, unless the student's ARD committee has determined that satisfactory
performance on the required state assessments is not necessary for graduation. The student must also
successfully complete the student's individualized education program (IEP) and meet one of the following
conditions.

• (A) Consistent with the IEP, the student has obtained full-time employment, based on the student's
abilities and local employment opportunities, in addition to mastering sufficient self-help skills to enable
the student to maintain the employment without direct and ongoing educational support of the local
school district.
• (B) Consistent with the IEP, the student has demonstrated mastery of specific employability skills and
self-help skills that do not require direct ongoing educational support of the local school district.
• (C) The student has access to services that are not within the legal responsibility of public education or
employment or educational options for which the student has been prepared by the academic program.
• (D) The student no longer meets age eligibility requirements.
19 TAC §89.1070(b)(1)

(b) A student entering Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter
who receives special education services may graduate and be awarded a
regular high school diploma if the student meets one of the following
conditions.
• (1) The student has demonstrated mastery of the required state standards
(or district standards if greater) in Chapters 110-118, 126-128, and 130 of
this title and satisfactorily completed credit requirements for graduation
under the Foundation High School Program specified in §74.12 of this title
(relating to Foundation High School Program) applicable to students in
general education as well as satisfactory performance as established in the
TEC, Chapter 39, on the required state assessments, unless the student's
admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee has determined that
satisfactory performance on the required state assessments is not
necessary for graduation.
STAAR EOC Re-testers
Graduation plan is pending due to student’s retest results.
ARD will have to meet to discuss STAAR EOC results and decide which
graduation option will be best for student.
STAAR EOC Re-testers
Graduation plan is pending due to student’s retest results.
ARD will have to meet to discuss STAAR EOC results and decide which
graduation option will be best for student.
19 TAC §89.1070(b)(2)
(2) The student has demonstrated mastery of the required state standards (or district standards if greater) in Chapters 110-
118, 126-128, and 130 of this title and satisfactorily completed credit requirements for graduation under the Foundation
High School Program specified in §74.12 of this title through courses, one or more of which contain modified curriculum
that is aligned to the standards applicable to students in general education, as well as satisfactory performance as
established in the TEC, Chapter 39, on the required state assessments, unless the student's ARD committee has determined
that satisfactory performance on the required state assessments is not necessary for graduation. The student must also
successfully complete the student's individualized education program (IEP) and meet one of the following conditions.

• (A) Consistent with the IEP, the student has obtained full-time employment, based on the student's
abilities and local employment opportunities, in addition to mastering sufficient self-help skills to
enable the student to maintain the employment without direct and ongoing educational support of the
local school district.
• (B) Consistent with the IEP, the student has demonstrated mastery of specific employability skills and
self-help skills that do not require direct ongoing educational support of the local school district.
• (C) The student has access to services that are not within the legal responsibility of public education or
employment or educational options for which the student has been prepared by the academic program.
• (D) The student no longer meets age eligibility requirements.
College, Career, and Military Readiness Performance Status

Graduate with Completed IEP and Workforce Readiness. A graduate


receiving a graduation type code of 04, 05, 54, or 55 which indicates
the student has completed his/her IEP and has either demonstrated
self-employment with self-help skills to maintain employment or has
demonstrated mastery of specific employability and self-help skills that
do not require public school services.

*2018 TEA Accountability Manual-Chapter 4 Closing the Gaps


Eligible Graduation Codes
34-Met all Foundation Plan Graduation requirements. Performed satisfactorily in all
five state assessments or on three out of five, (Per ARD decision). No modifications
on TEKS coursework.
35-Met all Foundation Plan Graduation requirements. Participated in the state
assessments. ARD accepted participation on EOC, did not Pass three out of five. No
modifications on TEKS coursework
54-TEKS course work contained modifications, Participated in the state
assessments. Meets CCMR for Career Readiness
55-TEKS course work contained modifications, Participated in the state
assessments. Meets CCMR for Career Readiness
56-TEKS course work contained modifications, Participated in the state
assessments.
57-TEKS course work contained modifications, Participated in the state
assessments.
TAC § 89.1070(b)(2)(a)(b)(c)(d) with Graduation Codes

• (A) Consistent with the IEP, the student has obtained full-time employment, based
on the student's abilities and local employment opportunities, in addition to
mastering sufficient self-help skills to enable the student to maintain the
employment without direct and ongoing educational support of the local school
district. Graduation Code 54
• (B) Consistent with the IEP, the student has demonstrated mastery of specific
employability skills and self-help skills that do not require direct ongoing
educational support of the local school district. Graduation Code 55
• (C) The student has access to services that are not within the legal responsibility
of public education or employment or educational options for which the student
has been prepared by the academic program. Graduation Code 56
• (D) The student no longer meets age eligibility requirements. Graduation Code 57
STUDENT IS NOT
ELIGIBLE FOR
GRADUATION!
Individualized Education Programs
§ 300.320 Definition of individualized education program
(a) General. As used in this part, the term individualized education program or IEP means a written statement for each child with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in a
meeting in accordance with §§300.320 through 300.324, and that must include—
(1) A statement of the child’s present levels of academic achievement and functional performance, including—
(i)How the child’s disability affects the child’s involvement and progress in the general education curriculum (i.e., the same curriculum as for nondisabled children); or
(ii)For preschool children, as appropriate, how the disability affects the child’s participation in appropriate activities;
(2) (i) A statement of measurable annual goals, including academic and functional goals designed to—
(A)Meet the child’s needs that result from the child’s disability to enable the child to be involved in and make progress in the general education curriculum; and
(B) Meet each of the child’s other educational needs that result from the child’s disability;
(ii) For children with disabilities who take alternate assessments aligned to alternate academic achievement standards, a description of benchmarks or short-term objectives;
(3) A description of—
(i) How the child’s progress toward meeting the annual goals described in paragraph (2) of this section will be measured; and
(ii) When periodic reports on the progress the child is making toward meeting the annual goals (such as through the use of quarterly or other periodic reports, concurrent
with the issuance of report cards) will be provided;
(4) A statement of the special education and related services and supplementary aids and services, based on peer reviewed research to the extent practicable, to be provided to the child, or
on behalf of the child, and a statement of the program modifications or supports for school personnel that will be provided to enable the child—
(i) To advance appropriately toward attaining the annual goals;
(ii) To be involved in and make progress in the general education curriculum in accordance with paragraph (a)(1) of this section, and to participate in extracurricular and other
nonacademic activities; and
(iii) To be educated and participate with other children with disabilities and nondisabled children in the activities described in this section;
(5) An explanation of the extent, if any, to which the child will not participate with nondisabled children in the regular class and in the activities described in paragraph (a)(4) of this section;
(6) (i) A statement of any individual appropriate accommodations that are necessary to measure the academic achievement and functional performance of the child on State and
districtwide assessments consistent with section 612(a)(16) of the Act; and
(ii) If the IEP Team determines that the child must take an alternate assessment instead of a particular regular State or districtwide assessment of student achievement, a
statement of why—
(A) The child cannot participate in the regular assessment; and
(B) The particular alternate assessment selected is appropriate for the child; and
(7) The projected date for the beginning of the services and modifications described in paragraph (a)(4) of this section, and the anticipated frequency, location, and duration of those services
and modifications.

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Individualized Education Programs
§ 300.320 Definition of individualized education program
(b) Transition services. Beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child turns 16, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP Team, and updated annually, thereafter,
the IEP must include—
(1) Appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living
skills; and
(2) (2) The transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals.

(c) Transfer of rights at age of majority. Beginning not later than one year before the child reaches the age of majority under State law, the IEP must include a statement that the child has
been informed of the child’s rights under Part B of the Act, if any, that will transfer to the child on reaching the age of majority under §300.520.

(d) Construction. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require—


(1) That additional information be included in a child’s IEP beyond what is explicitly required in section 614 of the Act; or
(2) The IEP Team to include information under one component of a child’s IEP that is already contained under another component of the child’s IEP.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1414(d)(1)(A) and (d)(6)) Last Amended: 72 FR 61307, Oct. 30, 2007