How do I create Accommodations (IEPs)?

Note: This document references views and actions that are only available to Echo Administrators

Echo lets you easily create IEPs/PNPs for individual users. This content is visible in a read-only form to the users' teachers, but not available to students. Formerly, this kind of content was managed through File Notes; all File Notes have been translated into IEPs.

Admins create IEPs/PNPs

  1. Open the Users tool.
  2. Select the desired student.
Admins create IEPs/PNPs
  1.  Scroll to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) / Accommodations section and:
    • In the IEP section, use the rich text editor to record specific notes about the user. Remember that admins can access and edit the notes, and the user's teacher can access a read-only version.
    • Check the box if you want to Ignore time limit on assessments for this user, in the Accommodations section.
    • Select from the dropdown list if you want to Limit number of options on multiple-choice questions and enter the desired number, in the Accommodations section.
  2. Save.

Teachers can access Accommodations and IEPs

Once Accommodations or IEP's are created for a user (as either a note or attachment in the rich text editor),  an Accommodations (flag) icon appears in various places of the Teacher app.

  • When the column is made visible, an Accommodations (flag) icon appears next to students with Accommodations in the People and Performance tools.
Teachers can access IEPs/PNPs
  • When a teacher selects that student to access their Student screen, the View Accommodations appears under the students name.  Teachers can click on the title and access the read-only Accommodations.

Echo is constantly being improved based on the feedback from users and we strive to keep our documentation up to date.  If this document doesn’t match what you are seeing in Echo, please let us know.

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