TIP SHEET FOR DEVELOPING THE IEP FOR GIFTED
PAGE 2-Student Profile
· Area of need should address the academic area in which the student qualified
· Area of need should be academic if the teacher is responsible for the academic area.
· Address gifted strands in this section
· Include in strengths of student-passion areas, awards, community involvement, leadership,
critical thinking, creativity
· Be sure to have addressed strands that may become goal areas
PAGE 4-Goal Sheet
· Address areas in which the student qualified or any area of need that has been identified
· Need area can be strand or academic area
· Consider the needs/strengths of the student
· Refer to gifted strands and standards in the gifted curriculum guide
· Remember the “I’ in IEP.
· Goals should be written so that any teacher of the gifted can understand and implement them
In the gifted class, Bonnie will increase her use of independent problem-solving _____% by September, 2007.
Roger will increase in at least one area of creativity ____% above the baseline by September, 2007.
PAGE 5—Least Restrictive Environment
Possible statement: Due to superior ability in (math which is two grade levels above grade-level peers and critical thinking which is not addressed in depth in general-education classrooms), _______ requires differentiated curriculum, instruction, materials and planned interaction with intellectual peers by a specially-trained teacher in a small-group setting.
PAGE 8—Modifications for gifted are at the end of each grouping. Check only the ones appropriate for each student.
Elementary: Questions to ask the general-education teacher when a student has qualified in achievement:
¾ What are the supports and services you need to teach ________ to this child?
¾ How will you provide direct instruction for concept development?
¾ How many students are working at this level in your classroom?
If modifications in the general-education setting are required to meet the needs of the students, the consultation time with the classroom teacher should be included to the hours of service—i.e. 30 to 60 minutes a week.