Section II: Present Levels

Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

This is the foundation of the entire IEP. Include clear and measurable data that provides the baseline for all goals, adaptations, and services.

Introduce the student.

Document academic achievement.

Document functional performance.

Document parental concerns.

Identify student's strengths.

Identify student's priority needs

Priority needs can be academic, developmental, or functional needs related to the student’s disability. Every need should be addressed with a goal. Usually it's wise to have no more than 2 – 3 goals unless receiving special services, i.e., speech, OT, or PT.

Identify how the student's disability affects involvement and progress in the general education curriculum.