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IEP Goals: Getting to SMART!

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ISSN: 1538-320
March 20, 2018

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Your child's IEP does not pass muster if the goals are not SMART!

Broad statements of annual academic and functional goals are not enough.

Your child needs an IEP that is:

S Specific
M Measurable
A Use Action Words
R Realistic and relevant
T Time-limited

Step #5: Why SMART Goals in the IEP are so important!

IEP Series Review: Step #1     #2    #3    #4

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will get a game plan for writing SMART IEPs. You'll learn where to start, how to write measurable goals, and how to develop an IEP that will address your child's needs.

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Game Plan: Getting to SMART!

Help! I need good IEP goals and objectives!

When you ask for a list of "good IEP goals," you are putting the cart before the horse! Find out why...

Learn about SMART IEPs that include SMART Goals and Objectives.


What's Your Target? SMART Goals

What can you do if the school wants to measure progress on goals by "teacher observations" or "teacher made tests," not objective tests of academic achievement and functional performance?

Pete and Pam Wright explain the requirements for for measurable goals, accommodations and modifications.. and more.

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How Do You Write IEP Goals & Objectives?

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SMART IEPs for Behavior Problems

The SMART process is the same for any goal - academic or behavioral.

You need to clearly define the target behavior. The school needs to gather baseline data on the behavior before developing specific measurable goals.

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