High School

The High School IEP

My daughter had IEP accommodations in middle school, and I want to make sure she has the same accommodations in high school. How do I make sure she does?

Once a student has an IEP, she continues to receive the accommodations and services set forth in that IEP until a new one is created — generally, once each year. It doesn’t matter if a student moves to another school or district, or even from one district to another. The IEP continues unless and until it is changed at a meeting.

The beginning of high school is a good time to think about which accommodations your daughter will need if she will be taking the SAT or ACT. These testing organizations are not required to follow her IEP, and they will want to see that she has been using accommodations before they will agree to provide her with test accommodations.