Section VII: Educational Placement
Indicate which classes are included in the general education classroom and which are not. Also include what types of supports the student receives, as well as the amount of supports.
It is important to understand the difference between “regular education CLASS” and “general education CURRICULUM.” Regular education class refers to the educational environments where students without disabilities receive instruction and participate in activities throughout the school day. It includes instruction that occurs outside of the actual ‘classroom’, such as within the school or community where interaction occurs with persons without disabilities. General education curriculum refers to the content of the instruction that is to be taught to students in each grade and subject area. In Pennsylvania, general education curriculum must follow the content of the PA State Standards. A student may be educated in a regular education classroom, however, the student may be instructed using modifications to the general education curriculum. This means a curriculum for a student with disabilities that contains some, but not all of the components of the curriculum used to instruct students without disabilities in the same classroom/learning environment. (PATTAN’s ANNOTATED IEP, July 2018)
- Explanation of the extent, if any, to which the student will not participate with students without disabilities in the regular education class
- Explanation of the extent, if any, to which the student will not participate with students without disabilities in the general education curriculum