Writing the perfect IEP goals is literally the starting point for so many things that we do as special education teachers.

Write a bad one, and you’re gonna pay for it for the rest of the year.

And trust me, we’ve all written bad ones. Sometimes more than once. 🥴

Crappy Math Fact Goal

Why I Dislike This IEP Goal:

  • What kind of addition problems? Sums within 10? Within 20? Within 100? 1,000?
  • Twenty? WHY? Do you like torture yourself? You can see what students know with far less problems.
  • Where is the timeframe on this goal?

Improved Math Fact Goal

Why I Prefer This IEP Goal:

  • This goal will be able to be monitored in ONE MINUTE! 😍
  • I can clearly see the type of addition problem that my student will be solving.


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