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IEP Team--develops the IEP. By law, the team should include parent(s), regular teacher, special education teacher, special services providers, school district representative, persons knowledgeable about evaluating the child’s disability, others invited by the parent or school district, and in some cases, the student.

In School Suspension (ISS)

Inclusion--Providing accommodations and supports to enable all students to receive an appropriate and meaningful education in the same setting, including participation in extracurricular and nonacademic activities; full participation in the general education curriculum.

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)--testing done by someone who doesn’t work for the school system. Parents may either pay for such an evaluation themselves or ask the school district to pay. The school district can either agree or dispute the need for the I.E.E. by filing for a due process hearing.

Individual Therapy

Individualized Education Plan (IEP)--The document, developed at an IEP meeting that describes the child’s special education program. It sets the standard by which special education services are determined appropriate for a child with a disability.

Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)

Inferential Comprehension--Understanding the meaning of a text by applying information or formulating a general conclusion based on the facts/information provided in the text.  This is a higher level of comprehension than literal comprehension.

Informal Hearing

Informal Reading Inventory (IRI)--

Instruction--refers to the methods teachers use. Common methods of instruction are lecture, discussion, exercise, experiment, role play, small group, and writing assignments.

Intellectual Disabilities (ID)

Intelligence Quotient (IQ)--a way of expressing the results, through a score, of an intelligence test.

Interagency Meetings

Intermediate Unit



Itinerant--a type of special education placement referring to the total amount of time a student is mainstreamed/included throughout the day

K-12--kindergarten through twelfth grade;  most common school aged grouping

Key Math Assessment--A test of mathematics skills/knowledge that can be used for diagnostic, achievement and curriculum assessment purposes.

Keystone Exams


A       B-C       D-E       F-G       H-I-J-K       L-M       N-O       P       Q-R       S       T-U       V-W-X-Y-Z