New Jersey Department of Education

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IEP Development and Resources


The cornerstone of the IDEA is the entitlement of each eligible child with a disability to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet the child’s unique needs and that prepare the child for further education, employment, and independent living. 20 U.S.C. §1400(d)(1)(A). Under the IDEA, the primary vehicle for providing FAPE is through an appropriately developed IEP that is based on the individual needs of the child.

An IEP must take into account a child’s present levels of academic achievement and functional performance, and the impact of that child’s disability on his or her involvement and progress in the general education curriculum. IEP goals must be aligned with grade-level content standards for all children with disabilities. The child’s IEP must be developed, reviewed, and revised in accordance with the requirements outlined in the IDEA in 34 CFR 300.320 through §300.324.



Model IEP Cover Page on the NJDOE cover page Speech only IEP the model IEP Decision Making Teams Cover Page to Resource Guide

Model IEP TemplateAugust 2022

Interactive Model IEP Resource Guide - coming soon

Model Speech-Only IEP Template - August 2022

Interactive Model Speech-Only IEP Resource Guide - coming soon


Interactive Decision Making Teams Guide

Comprehensive Student Support Plan (printable)



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