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IEP Goals

IEP Goals are written into the Individualized Education Program (Plan) and describe what the child will do, how they will do it and by what date.

IEP Teams many times use “SMART Goals” as a way of evaluating and creating the blueprint to be followed.

SMART stands for:
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Attainable
R – Realistic
T – Timely

Specific
Be specific and write clearly defined IEP goals and objectives for what should happen.

IEP Goals

Measurable
Establish concrete criteria that can be measured such as, read 20 sight words by December 31.

Attainable
Each goal should be able to be reached.

Realistic
The goal may be attainable, but is it realistic? If it isn’t realistic it will never be attainable.

Timely
What is the timeframe for reaching the goal? Will the goal be reached by the end of the semester or the end of the school year?




Posted Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 by by Easy IEP Help, under IEP Goals and Objectives, IEP Process.

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