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IEP Goals and Objectives for Reading

What are IEP Goals and Objectives for Reading? Is there a difference between IEP Goals and IEP Objectives?
IEP goals and objectives

Included in every IEP are written statements that will help the IEP Team focus and track progress for the student to accomplish for the school year. The IEP Annual Goals and Objectives are usually written for each subject or area where there is concern.

An IEP Goal is macro, meaning what the child will learn by the end of the year.

An IEP Objective is micro, which breaks the annual Goal into pieces along a calendar path throughout the year.

For example, the IEP Goal for Reading might be stated as: “By 5/28/2010, after reading a grade level core curriculum selection ‘the student’ will identify the main events of the plot, their causes, and the influence of each event on future actions with 80% accuracy as measured by student work samples/teacher data collection.”

The IEP Objectives for the Goal would be broken down as follows…

Short Term Objective 1: “By 12/6/09, after reading a grade level reading selection, ‘the student’ will identify the main events of the plot and their causes with 40% accuracy as measured by student work samples/teacher data collection.”

Short Term Objective 2: “By 3/15/10, after reading a grade level reading selection, ‘the student’ will identify the main events of the plot, their causes, and the influence of each event on future actions with 60% accuracy as measured by student work samples/teacher data collection.”

Confused? Many parents are the first few times they see this. It gets easier with time. What’s important is create proper SMART goals that are neither too difficult to achieve nor too easy to accomplish.

Barbara D. Bateman; Ph.D.; J.D. has written two popular books to help write better IEP Goals and Objectives.




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