IEPs and the Common Core

IEPs and the Common Core

Although not without controversy, the Common Core is adopted in nearly every state. Learn its implications for students with IEP’s in this course. Creating individualized education plans for students with disabilities can be challenging. For educators in states bound by the Common Core, it’s imperative that you create IEP’s that will match the standards. Key principles are covered from the standards for literacy such as increasing complexity, gaining knowledge, and finding evidence. You’ll also learn about the math standards, including the greater emphasis on focus, coherence, and rigor. Additional components to consider for aligning IEP’s with the Common Core are also identified, and the course concludes with helpful tips and instruction.

Course Authors
Carol Kosnitsky, M.S., M.Ed.
Ms. Kosnitsky is a special education consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the field. A special education director for 20 years in New Hampshire and former president of the New Hampshire Association for Special Education Administrators, Ms. Kosnitsky provides consultation and professional development to schools districts nationwide on a range of topics designed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. She is the author of “IEP Goals that Make a Difference: An Administrator’s Guide to Improving the Process.”


40 minutes