The provincial standards for the IEP that were introduced in Individual Education Plans: Standards for Development, Program Planning, and Implementation (2000) remain the standards that must be met by school boards across the province today. The components of the IEP standards and the associated responsibilities outlined in that document are the accepted, effective practices of school boards across Ontario. For the benefit of school boards that have relied on the Standards document since 2000–01, the numbering of sections in this part of the guide is consistent with the numbering of the standards in the earlier document, from 1 through 14.

Compliance with the Standards

The ministry will conduct reviews of selected boards' IEPs on an annual basis to assess compliance with the standards. Where the ministry determines that a board has not complied fully with the standards, the ministry will require the board to amend its practices as necessary.