In This Issue ...
April 7, 2015
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Thousands of people - parents and teachers - write to us every year with questions about how to write IEPs. Why is writing IEPs so difficult? What makes the IEP process so confusing?
Last week, you may have been surprised to learn that writing SMART IEPs is not very difficul. IEPs should:
- include a plan to meet all of your child's unique needs
- tell you exactly what the school will do to address your child’s needs.
- give you a way to know if the IEP (educational plan) is working
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you learn that good IEPs have specific goals and objectives. They include clear descriptions of the knowledge and skills that will be taught and how your child’s progress will be measured.
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Requirements for IEPs
Q: What can you do if the school wants to measure progress by "teacher observations" or "teacher made tests," not objective tests of academic achievement and functional performance?
A: Read an interview with Pete and Pam Wright, SMART IEPs: A Tactics and Strategy Session. You will learn more about...
- your parent role
- getting SMART goals in your child's IEP
- requirements for measurable academic and functional goals
- measuring progress
- accommodations and modifications
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