Presenter: Ayo Jones, Noodle Nook
Core Area:
Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2B; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3C; Data-Driven Practice 5B, 5C; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6B; Planning 1.2, 1.3; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.2, 4.3
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Get ready to dive deep into PLAAFPs! When a PLAAFP is weak, it undermines the whole IEP. In this one-hour course presented by Noodle Nook, veteran educator Ayo Jones helps teachers evaluate their PLAAFPs to ensure they meet the standards needed for an IEP and supporting their overall goals. After taking this course, you’ll understand what elements make a strong PLAAFP and how to improve your PLAAFPs in the future.

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One essential part of an IEP is the Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance, or PLAAFP. Knowing how to write a high-quality PLAAFP will make your IEP stronger overall and help it to be more effective.

But what makes a good PLAAFP?

There are plenty of long, wordy PLAAFPs that aren’t very good. Quantity doesn’t equal quality when it comes to IEPs. When you understand each component and function of a PLAAFP, you’ll be able to write one that is strong and clear.

In High Quality PLAAFPs — Write Better IEPs presented by Ayo Jones of Noodle Nook, you’ll learn what elements make a good PLAAFP and what elements make it weaker. Ms. Jones walks educators step by step through the process of evaluating and preparing a PLAAFP. Any educator who has to create IEPs will benefit from this in-depth course.

In this one-hour course, you’ll discover more about:

  • PLAAFP goals
  • The six essential elements of a PLAAFP
  • How to evaluate your PLAAFP

Other courses in this series:

IEPs – An Overview
The IEP Process – 6 Steps to an IEP
504s versus IEPs – Understanding Student Services
An Administrator’s Refresher on IEPs
Drafting Meaningful IEP Goals for Students with Disabilities
IEP Litigation and Legislation
IEP Meeting Prep for Special Education Teachers
IEP Progress Monitoring for Students in Special Education
My First IEP – For General Education Teachers

Presenter Bio

Ayo Jones is an experienced special education teacher, successful instructional coach, and charismatic professional speaker. Driven by her love for all things special education, Ayo provides educators teaching students with significant disabilities exactly what they need to survive and thrive. In her over 15 years in education, she has coached hundreds of teachers, trained thousands of educational professionals, and developed curriculum for tens of thousands of students with disabilities. She is a regular consultant to multiple school districts and educational support centers throughout Texas and beyond as well as in West Africa, where she does outreach to underserved students.

Ayo is the founder of Noodle Nook, an online resource for teachers in special education, providing tools for classroom success. She hosts a teacher podcast, is a published author, and delivers curriculum to teachers worldwide, including Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Best known for her engaging public speaking, Ayo’s captivating presence and witty delivery have made her a sought-after professional trainer.

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2 reviews for High Quality PLAAFPs – Write Better IEPs

  1. Brandie – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)


  2. Stacy – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    information presented well with visuals and slides but sometimes hard to follow

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