Present Level of Performance

The "present level of performance" should indicate how the student functions in all areas applicable to educational functioning. The following list illustrates some content areas that may need to be addressed.
Academic
Pre-academic readiness skills
Reading
Writing
Mathematics
Career education
Intellectual
Intellectual potential
Learning style
Memory: short- long-term, retrieval, sequential
Processing strengths and deficits: auditory, visual
Sensory
Vision
Hearing
Orientation
Tactile perception
Sensory-motor integration
Communication
Language development
Pragmatic language
Speech production
Articulation
Vocational
Job keeping skills
Specific to vocational curriculum
Criterion-referenced skill assessments
Social-Emotional
Distractibility, impulsivity, attention span
Aggressive behavior, acting-out
Withdrawal, immaturity, inadequacy
Social development
Relationships with peers and adults
Adaptive Behavior
Dressing
Eating
Personal hygiene
Independent living
Motor
Fine motor
Gross motor
Mobility
Muscular control
Pre-Vocational
Entry level work skills
Occupational interest
Work
Attitudes
Job seeking skills
Other
Assistive technology
Medical considerations or issues




Adapted from Developing Effective IEP's, Mountains Plains Regional Resource Center, Logan, Utah
T/TAC W&M Workshop: "The Heart of the I.E.P.," 1997.