In this PD on the Go episode, Dr. Hulett discusses and explains the genesis and legal foundations of substantive compliance — arguably the most important principle in special education law today. With a quick explanation of IDEA 2004 and the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, he helps practitioners understand the importance and application of this essential requirement. In addition, he discusses the critical elements and components of the IEP that contribute most significantly to ensuring substantive compliance and avoiding FAPE violations. He explains the difference between procedural and substantive compliance, and why it is paramount that we primarily focus on the latter with regard to educational quality. Now, let’s go learn!