Hello everyone, this is my first thread here. I'm currently working towards getting my teaching certification at the adolescent level and I'm currently doing some research on the IEP process. I was hoping some teachers of students with disabilities might be able to fill me in on some questions I have about the nuts and bolts of the IEP process and your experiences: 1.) What would you say the level of parental involvement is when it comes to the IEP, does it really all vary case to case or are parents generally very active in wanting to be kept in the loop? 2.) What happens if the student with a particular IEP performs much better than the goals set in the IEP, are any minor changes made? 3.) On the opposite side of the spectrum, if a student under performs in regards to the goals set in the IEP, what sort of immediate work would this entail on behalf of the teacher? 4.) Generally speaking, to what extent does the IEP grasp the content in the general education curriculum for your particular subject? 5.) From what I've read, IEPs can be re-evaluated on an annual basis, do you think this is too frequent or not frequent enough? 6.) What sort of situations have provided the most challenging obstacles when it comes to getting students with IEPs to meet their goals? 7.) The information I'm getting is rather vague about how extensive or detailed an IEP should be, but for those of you that have been involved in contributing to an IEP, how extensive/detailed do they tend to be? Thank you all who have time to share your experiences!