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Working to Align Individualized Education Program With Common Core Learning Standards

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Schools in the southern tier are working to align the Individualized Education Program meant for those with developmental disabilities with the new common core learning standards.

A program at the Broome County Public Library in Binghamton Tuesday morning helped parents and teachers who are part of IEP understand how instruction and expectations of their child's program will meet the standards of the common core set by New York State.

"This is relatively new the past couple of years in the schools. Everybody is kind of feeling their way with the common core learning standard so people will have resources to refer to and i think the process of writing compliant IEP's that align with the learning standards and it's going to be a learning process," said Victoria Xlander, Special education Director at Maine-Endwell.

Aligning the IEP with the common core could mean giving the IEP student more time to achieve their academic goal. The goal of the IEP is to give students the necessary help to achieve their goal.