Managing academic performance

N.B. IEP stands for “Individualized Education Plan.” An IEP is put into place to adapt to the individual needs of a child, addressing limitations and possible interventions. In Quebec, IEPs also seek to address behaviour, social life and family life in addition to academic performance. See Case Example.


  • academicImplement Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). IEPs document a child’s needs and may be necessary for the child receive additional resources.
  • Enlist parental support for incomplete homework. Use an agenda to record expectations, and have parents sign it each day, giving them a more active role in their child’s education.
  • Pay attention to unstructured time. While breaks are important, some children have difficulty with its lack of clear boundaries and unstructured socializing. Poor classroom behaviour may be a continuation of an altercation in the school yard. Try providing shorter unsupervised breaks, and increase slowly.