IEP is the abbreviation for Individualized Education Plan. This plan is written for students in special education systems. In the US, all public school students are entitled to an education in the least restrictive environment. The IEP is a step by step outline for the goals and benchmarks that the staff, teachers and parents wish for a child to be working on. Specialized teachers are trained to write these IEPs but they are done as a team combining parents, staff and the child’s teacher.