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IEP (Individual Education Plans)

What Are College and Career Ready IEPs?

CCR IEPs provide a framework for IEP teams to explore beliefs and attitudes regarding students with disabilities, build knowledge and skills in order to evaluate and plan special education services, and examine systems and practices which support students, families, and educators.

Being “College and Career Ready” is the Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) goal for all students.  It means all students in Wisconsin graduate from High School academically prepared and socially and emotionally competent by: 

  • Possessing and demonstrating proficiency in academic content
  • The ability to apply knowledge through skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity
  • Having habits and behaviors such as perseverance, responsibility, adaptability, and leadership

Learn more at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction CCR IEP page


  • Introduction to Special Education Aimed at parents of students with disabilities, this video covers the special education process, including Evaluation, Referral, Creation of the Individualized Education Plan, Placement, and Annual Review. Also touched on are Extended School Year Services and strategies for resolving disagreements. Brought to you by the DPI and the Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative. Narrated by Mary Skadahl the first WSPEI State Coordinator.
  • Eligibility Criteria Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction page with resources related to areas of disability and criteria for identifying eligibility for special education services. 
  • Friendly and Productive IEP Meetings video training from Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System
  • CCR IEP Family Engagement Resources LiveBinder format


Printable Resources

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Publications

To download a copy of Special Education in Plain Language click on a button below

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