An IEP is requires good educational programming.  Good IEPs set the standard for good education.  Each part of the IEP addresses an important part of educational planning.  The IEP team focuses on the unique educational needs of an individual student.  The goals reflect the child’s needs.  Designing well-formed goals is an important part of writing an IEP.

“How do I find examples of good IEP goals?”

We all set goals for ourselves, whether we are aware of it or not. Our goals can be as simple as getting to work on time. They can be as complex as budgeting our expenses. We know what we need to do, and we set out to do it.

An IEP goal is not unlike a personal goal. With an IEP goal, we create an educational program for a child with special needs. An IEP goal describes what we hope the child will achieve, or the intended outcome of instruction.

The following presentation breaks down 4 important components of an IEP goal that keeps your team accountable to your child’s progress. What else has worked for you?


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