What is a Personal Education Plan or PEP?

A Personal Education Plan (PEP) is a written plan that identifies interventions provided to individual students who are at risk of academic failure and not progressing toward promotion and graduation .

When are PEPs developed?

PEP's are developed before or by the end of the first quarter for students needing them at the beginning of the school year. A PEP should be developed later in the school year if student performance indicates the need. Staff can work with a student for up to nine weeks before developing a PEP.

Which students should have a PEP?

PEP's are developed for students who have not met or who are not meeting the grade level promotion standards or graduation standards. Typically these are students who are:
  • promoted with intervention at the end of the school year.
  • not promoted to the next grade.
  • being considered for retention during the third quarter (grades k-8)

How long does a PEP last?

A PEP is a one-year plan that ends at the end of each school year.

School staff is responsible for:
  • Identifying students needing a PEP
  • Developing, implementing, and reviewing the PEP
  • Notifying parents of the PEP
  • Providing a copy of the most current PEP to the parent

Things you will see in a PEP:
  • Basic Student Information – Name, address, grade level, school, etc.
  • Academic Indicators – Assessments, grades, and other performance indicators that staff has used to identify the need for a PEP
  • Specific Areas of Concern: Broad areas of instruction that the student is experiencing difficulty in, such as math, reading, science, or social studies.
  • Common Core standards – Goals that the student needs to master to achieve proficiency.
  • Research Based Interventions - Specific strategies that the teacher is implementing to support the student in attaining proficiency.
  • Monitoring Progress – Specific measures that will be monitored to see if the student is progressing

How can parents help support the PEP ?
  • Check homework and sign HW agenda/contracts
  • Make sure their child attends school regularly
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences
  • Monitor report cards, interim reports, and other papers that come from school
  • Request conferences to get answers to questions they may have
  • Work with their child at home (read daily, provide educational support through workbooks, educational websites, and extra practice)
  • Be involved in the implementation and ongoing review of the PEP.

Reminders
*The teacher must write specific goals for their individual students. The goals set on the PEP must be specific for the child needs. For example, Jacob can only name 5/26 letters. By the end of the school year, Jacob will name 26/26 letters. Use your data!
*The teacher needs to make sure to place all previous information on the form that shows how the student has grown academically in reading and math.
* Treat the PEP as a fluid document. If you see that your student has mastered an area, then move to a new area of concern.
* Each nine weeks, you MUST meet with the parents to review the growth of the student to the parent. This is a time to make changes to the PEP as well. Ask for parent input.