The purpose of this study was to discover the factors that influence the meaningful use of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for teachers at the high school level. While there is substantial research regarding the effectiveness of IEP documents at the elementary school level, the volume of research at the high school level in respect to the IEP is not commensurate. My research explored the elements that prevent educators from developing a useful IEP document and uncovered the factors that influence the meaningful use of this document at the high school level. Findings from this qualitative research indicated that the 10 teachers who I interviewed provided varied understandings of the purpose of an IEP as well as extremely limited to no participation in its development. Additionally, there was a great deal of frustration from the teachers regarding the purpose, development and usage of the IEP... .