About IEPQ

About IEPQ

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Welcome to the IEP Quality Project


The IEP Quality Project is a research grant at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (No. R324J060002). Our purpose is to create and test a web-based IEP Tutorial and decision-making support system that will be linked to the State of Illinois’ IEP creation software. Initially, the Tutorial will focus on IEP creation for students with high-incidence disabilities who will participate in the general state achievement testing, with or without accommodations.

Project IEP-Q operates on the hypothesis that the initial support provided by the Tutorial will result in the development of higher quality IEP’s that:

  • Help prioritize annual goals in relation to state standards and the general education curriculum.
  • Are used routinely in planning and implementing instruction on general curricular skills.

As a result, IEP goals will be reviewed and met with a higher frequency and there will be an increase in students' standards-based achievement.