EDUC 518_Research Proposal_Individual Education and 504 Plans in Public Education

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Individual Education and 504 Plans in Public Education Amy Winegardner Research Proposal EDUC 518-D12 Liberty University August 23,2016
Abstract The students’ proposal for research is to give a thorough comprehensive view and understanding of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans in public education; to better understand the purpose of these plans. IEPs and 504 plans in public education is meant for a child with an academic disability. In general, the literature review that the student has put together is supportive of implementing IEPs and Section 504 plans in elementary and secondary education for students that qualify and is in need of this service to better their education achievements. Also, this literature is giving general knowledge to school personnel and educators on how to be educated in these programs for students.
Introduction The purpose of this research is to further examine many sectors regarding IEPs and 504 plans in public education, such as; answering the student’s questions in regards to the difference in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and section 504 plans, and if they are being overused as an approach for the only tactic to a student’s success in their academic achievements. A child with disabilities or without a diagnosed disability has the right for a plan of action that best suits the child; to ensure their right to be educationally successful throughout their educational years in public schooling and in their academic environment.
Questions for Research What is the difference between IEPs and 504 education plans? What does a child’s learning speed need to be; in order to diagnose them as having a disability to qualify them in having an IEP or 504 plan? What are the positive outcomes for a student when having an IEP or 504 plan? What are the negative outcomes for a student when having an IEP or 504 plan? What are the barriers for the school or a student when needing an IEP or 504 plan? What sort of funding is there; and are there any barriers in regards to funding? Can these two approaches become overused in an educational environment in regards to the success of a child’s academic success?
Definitions of Variables and Key Terms Individualized Education Plan (IEP) – This term is used to refer to an educational plan for students that have a disability and qualify for this. Section 504 Plan – This key term is an alternative plan for students so they can grow academically, this is an alternative plan to meet a child’s educational needs if they have a disability and they do not qualify for an IEP.
Key Terms and Variables continued… Professional to whom implement the IEP and 504 Plans – counselors, teachers, principals, school nurse and school psychologist.

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