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This course was developed to be completed as part of the Gifted Education Professional Development Course. Learn more about the course purpose, content, and structure.

A Written Education Plan (WEP) is a document that outlines the goals of service for students who are gifted. It may include both academic and affective goals. The plan also must specify for parents the timeline and methods for reporting student progress toward these goals. Each student who is receiving gifted services must have a Written Education Plan. Districts must develop the Written Education Plan in collaboration with an educator who has a license or endorsement in gifted education. In addition to providing a copy of the Written Education Plan to parents, districts must make a reasonable attempt to obtain a parent’s or guardian’s signature on the Written Education Plan.

The WEP is analogous to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) that districts develop for students who are identified as having a disability and eligible for special education services. Although the main idea behind the WEP is similar to the main idea behind the IEP, the two differ.

You can earn credit and contact hours for modules, webinars, and podcasts completed on the OLAC site.

For more information, visit the Credit Corner. If you’re seeking credit for the Gifted Education Professional Development Course or the Culturally Responsive Practices Program courses, you can find that information on the course overview pages.