TN Special Education Framework


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“The purpose of the Special Education Framework is to support educators in writing instructionally appropriate IEPs. Several years ago, the department developed the first Special Education Framework and has continuously garnered feedback from educators on how to improve the framework in order to be most useful to teachers as they support students with disabilities.

The framework is now organized into two sections: (I) general information about special education and (II) writing IEPs. Other significant improvements include a component on the development of writing short-term objectives, additional clarification around service delivery, and links to resources for the IEP team. Looking ahead, the next revision of the framework will include a third section on the implementation of IEPs—with a clear delineation between best practices and legal requirements.”

  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
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