By Valle Dwight
Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives
by Barbara Bateman and Cynthia M. Herr
Attainment Company Inc. (2006, updated edition), $25
Go look at your child’s IEP. Is there a goal in there that says something like “Johnny will improve his reading”? That’s just the kind of goal this book seeks to eradicate. Because it’s not measurable, it’s essentially meaningless. This book explains in simple terms what a measurable goal is and how to write one. It gives examples, but its strength is in illustrating a measurable goal. For the reading one, a better objective might be “Johnny will orally read from a third-grade basal passage at an average rate of at least 70 words per minute with four or fewer errors.”
If you as a parent understand measurable goals, you can insist that the team start using them. Suddenly your child’s IEP will be a much more valuable document.
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