College and Career Ready IEPs

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm



College and Career Ready IEPs are built upon a student’s strengths and address needs that arise from the student’s disability. There is a clear linkage between the needs, goals, and services: annual goals are developed to address the disability-related needs; special education services are identified and provided so the student can make sufficient progress to achieve the goals; and progress towards the goals is evaluated to identify what works and what is needed to close the student’s achievement gap. This presentation will include an overview of the state’s new Sample IEP Forms, revised to align with Reading Drives Achievement (RDA) and promote college and career readiness. New resources to support educators and families will be highlighted.


Paula Volpiansky is a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. She primarily provides leadership for major team initiatives with a focus on results driven accountability (RDA). Her current focus is on supporting the development and delivery of technical assistance materials on College and Career Ready IEPs (CCR-IEPs) She previously served as a compliance consultant, conducted IDEA complaint investigations, coordinated several statewide initiatives aimed at improving student outcomes and served as the state’s Learning Disability Consultant. Before coming to DPI, she was a teacher, special education administrator, and university faculty. She has developed technical assistance materials and papers on a variety of special education related topics.  She is also the proud parent of two adult daughters and a cat. 

Workshop Registration Form

Workshop Registration Form

Registration is required for all WI FACETS–sponsored workshops. You may use the form below to register or you may register by contacting Sandra McFarland at 877-374-0511. If you use the form, please make sure to include the title and date of the event you are registering for.

All WI FACETS-sponsored workshops are free.  Requests for any special accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to the event. Please list any accommodations requested in the “Special Request” box below.