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 Computation Goal

Why I Dislike This IEP Goal:

  • How many digits will these addition and subtraction problems include?
  • Do these problems contain regrouping?
  • Should they get them right or just “solve” them?
  • How many problems should I give to them? One? Five? One hundred?

Improved Computation Goal

Why I Prefer This IEP Goal:

  • I know exactly how many problems to ask my student to solve.
  • I love that I know how many digits the numbers in these addition problems will include.
  • This goal also lets me know that they student is working to master regrouping.

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